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    Man in pick-up truck drives into group of ICE protesters in Rhode Island

    Man in pick-up truck drives into group of ICE protesters in Rhode Island

    The protesters, part of Never Again Action, were outside the Wyatt Detention Facility protesting the treatment of migrants in ICE detention.




    Protesters pepper-sprayed after truck drives through sit-in outside ICE detention center

    AUG. 15, 201901:3
    Aug. 15, 2019, 8:39 AM PDT / Updated Aug. 15, 2019, 9:57 AM PDT
    By Ben Kesslen

    A man wearing a guard uniform in a pick up truck drove into a group of ICE demonstrators on Wednesday night outside the Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, Rhode Island.


    The protesters, picketing outside the facility that has contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, were organized by Never Again Action, 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, told NBC News that earlier in the evening, a group of around 400 people had gathered outside the facility to protest, the second time the group has planned an action outside the detention center.

    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 seemingly out of nowhere a man in a pick-up truck drove towards them, slowing down just before hitting the crowd, footage of the incident shows. The video then shows the driver continuing to drive through the crowd, as protesters scream and try to get away from the car.


    Anthony described the interaction that took place just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday as “terrifying,” saying the “brazen act" shows the driver of truck believed he is "beyond reproach.” She said several people suffered non-life threatening injuries from the incident, and some were brought to a local hospital, including an elderly protester whose leg was fractured during the incident. She also added a father was in the crowd with his three children.


    Never Again Action believes the driver worked at the privately-run facility, based on his uniform that can be seen in the video. While police were at the protest, they did not intervene, Anthony said, and video of the incident shows the protesters yelling at the driver, who appeared unfazed by the interaction. Soon after the pick-up truck almost hit the crowd, Never Again Action says other guards at the facility pepper-sprayed the crowd and escorted the driver of the truck into the facility.

    Representatives for the Wyatt Detention Facility, the Central Falls police, and ICE did not return NBC News’ requests for comment.


    The protest was one of over 30 demonstrations Never Again Action has held around the country in the past two months, and Anthony said despite last night’s incident, the group will remain steadfast in their mission to free all migrants from detention.


    “We will not be deterred by the violence that was taken against us last night,” she said, adding that if a person she believes to be a guard at the facility is behaving this way in public, she can't imagine what his behavior looks like behind closed doors.


    “People are being harmed in ICE custody every day," Anthony said. "This is exactly why we are doing what we’re doing.”


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    CORRECTIONAL OFFICER ALLEGEDLY DROVE PICKUP TRUCK INTO GROUP OF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS: HE 'RAN US OVER'

    BY CHRISTINA ZHAO AND MATT KEELEY ON 8/15/19 AT 2:05 AM EDT



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    A man, allegedly a correctional officer, drove a pickup truck into a group of Jewish peaceful demonstrators protesting outside the Wyatt Detention Center in Rhode Island on Wednesday night.


    Hundreds of Jewish protesters, mostly members of Never Again Action, a group that advocates for the rights of migrants detained by ICE, gathered outside the Donald W. Wyatt Detention facility in Central Falls on Wednesday evening. The protesters stood blocking the entrance of the facility, linking arms while chanting for the abolition of ICE and the end to America's harsh immigration policies.


    At around 10 p.m. local time, a dark-colored pickup truck drove slowly up to a group of roughly 40-50 protesters blocking the entrance to the location's parking lot, before driving straight through the crowd, according to a video uploaded to Twitter.


    A man, allegedly a correctional officer, driving a truck rammed into a crowd of peaceful protesters blocking the Wyatt Detention Center in Rhode Island on Wednesday.NEVER AGAIN ACTION TWITTER/SCREENSHOT

    Amy Anthony, one of the protest's organizers, told Newsweek that the group has identified the man driving the truck as a correctional officer. "We have confirmed that the person driving the truck is a correctional officer who works for the detention facility," she said. "The driver was in his uniform when he hit the protestors. His rank and name were embroidered on his shirt and he was wearing a badge at the time."



    Never Again Action claimed in a tweet that the truck belonged to an "ICE guard," however later clarified that he was a correctional officer in a press release.

    Although Anthony says the group has obtained what they believe to be the driver's name, they have yet to confirm with law enforcement and has declined to provide details until his identity is officially confirmed.


    Videos of the incident showed protesters screaming in panic as the car drove through the crowd. Shortly after the demonstrators began chanting "The whole world is watching" as they gathered around the truck.


    Five protesters suffered non-life threatening injuries from being hit by the truck, Anthony told Newsweek. Two of the protesters were taken to hospital for their injuries. The extent of their injuries are currently unknown.


    A dozen officers came out of the facility after protesters surrounded the truck and attempted to move the protesters, Anthony said. When the crowd did not disperse, the officers used pepper spray on several of the demonstrators, according to Anthony and a video of the incident.

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    I was in the crowd that was pepper sprayed outside of the Wyatt tonight. After the cops pepper spray the crowd, after they then pepper spray two defenseless protesters, you can see a cop target me even though I'm well away from him. All because I was filming.





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    Anthony also said that state and local police were on the scene, but did nothing to stop the driver.

    "I can say that neither the local police nor the state police reacted in anyway to stop the driver or apprehend the driver or help the crowd," she said.

    "The police did not do anything. They did not talk to the driver, they did not try to apprehend him. Many protesters were trying to give the police statements and they refused to take our statements." She added that between 100 and 150 people witnessed the attack.


    Never Again Action also shared a video of the aftermath of the incident to social media. "After the first ICE guard ran us over with his truck, the rest of them ran over & pepper-sprayed us. The police present just stood by and watched, doing nothing," the group tweeted. "#NeverAgainMeans doing what it takes to #ShutDownICE. We'll be back."

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    BREAKING: Here is HD video of an ICE guard driving his truck into us as we sat peacefully blocking the Wyatt Detention Center.

    We’re putting our bodies on the line because we see the camps and the roundups. We’ve learned from our ancestors: NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE.





    Never Again Action @NeverAgainActn


    After the first ICE guard ran us over with his truck, the rest of them ran over & pepper-sprayed us. The police present just stood by and watched, doing nothing.

    We are #JewsAgainstICE, immigrants, and allies. #NeverAgainMeans doing what it takes to #ShutDownICE. We'll be back.




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    Despite the injuries her group faced, Anthony said Never Again Action is not deterred.

    "Some of us were harmed tonight, but there are people ICE has detained that are harmed everyday. That's why we're doing what we're doing, and we're going to keep doing it," Anthony said.


    Never Again Action is a mass mobilization of Jews who have been holding demonstrations across the country in recent months to protest the Trump administration and ICE for separating migrants families and the current crisis at the border.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.


    Correction: This article previously stated that the officer driving the truck was an ICE guard. He is a correctional officer employed by the Wyatt Detention Facility. Although the facility has a contract with ICE, the officers and guards are not ICE employees.

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