The Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, Rhode Island.
The protesters are picking up a train in a group at ICE demonstrators on Wednesday night outside the Wyatt Detention Facility US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a Jewish group formed in the past two months calling for the end of ICE detention, and Amor, a Rhode Island-based immigrant rights group.
Amy Anthony, a spokesperson for Never Again Action, NBC News said earlier in the evening, a group of around 400 people had gathered outside the facility to protest, […]
As the protest died down, about 30 demonstrators linked arms and sat in the facility's parking lot entrances to block staff from leaving or entering, Anthony said. The group was peacefully protesting when seagulls out of nowhere in a pick-up truck drove towards them, slowing down just before hitting the crowd, footage of the incident shows.
Anthony described the interaction that took place just before 1
Never Again Action believes the driver worked at the privately-run facility, based on his that can be seen in the video. Anthony said, and the protesters were yelling at the driver, who appeared unfazed by the interaction. Soon after the pick-up truck almost hit the crowd, Never Again says the guards at the facility pepper-sprayed the crowd.
Representatives for the Wyatt Detention Facility, the Central Falls police, and ICE did not return NBC News' requests for comment.
The protest is one of over 30 demonstrations
"We do not want to be deterred by the violence that took place at last night," she said
"People are being harmed in ICE custody every day," Anthony said. "This is exactly why we are doing what we're doing". re doing. " Image: Ben Kesslen ” class=”headshot___3D_6B w3-print”/>