On Tuesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen tried to enjoy some fine Mexican dining. It didn’t go as planned.
According to witnesses, the secretary was driven out of a restaurant by members of the Democratic Socialists of America.
The Metro DC DSA posted a statement to Facebook.
“We’re in downtown DC disrupting DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s dinner at MXDC,” they wrote. “The irony isn’t lost on us that this is a Mexican restaurant.”
Nielsen’s aborted dinner plans occurred the same day that President Donald Trump reportedly told Republicans that ripping children from their parents and putting them in cages was not making the GOP look good.
Prominent Republicans like Jeb Bush have denounced the practice, but others in the GOP leadership have largely avoided the issue.
Immigration experts say the administration’s zero tolerance policy towards migrants is inhumane and pointless.
“Separating 3-year-olds from their parents at the border is not the way to stop the MS-13 gang,” Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law Practice at Cornell Law School, tells Raw Story.
“The real problem is these countries in Central America are suffering such horrendous violence that people are forced to flee. ”
DHS Secretary Nielsen just got driven out of a Mexican restaurant here on 14th Street by activists. DSA, I believe. pic.twitter.com/lTKutryXBO
— Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu) June 20, 2018
Trump could use Antifa conspiracy theories to ‘investigate his political opponents’: Ex-FBI assistant director
According to former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi, there are far more white supremacists and anti-government agitators infiltrating the peaceful Black Lives Matter protests than Antifa. He fears Trump will use Antifa as an excuse to investigate his political opponents.
Speaking to MSNBC on Sunday evening, Figliuzzi told host Brian Williams that his sources in law enforcement are telling him that President Donald Trump doesn't have his facts straight on Antifa.
"We're seeing components of legitimate frustrated protesters responding to Mr. Floyd's demise and others," explained Figliuzzi. "Then we are seeing people who are exploiting this for their own purposes, and some of them are more than just opportunistic criminals. Some of them are organized, and some of them have diverse agendas but are coming together to wreak havoc. And I think what we need to pay attention to here is what we have evidence of, what we don't have evidence of, and what we're hearing from the White House and the attorney general."
Louisiana cop hugs sobbing protester afraid for their life: ‘We’re all right here with you’
A Shreveport, Louisiana police officer was captured on video holding a sobbing protester scared for their life.
Americans took to the streets to protest the brutal death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and jogger Ahmaud Arbery shot to death by a group of white men. The young protester was one of the many heartbroken and scared of the police presence.
NBC News 6 reporter Jade Jackson tweeted that the protester "feared for their lives when the officer told them not to be on top of the courthouse statue."
"I feel your pain, ok?" the officer says. "We're all right here with you."
WATCH: Tanker truck speeds into crowd of Minneapolis protesters
A tanker truck drove into a crowd of people in Minneapolis Sunday afternoon as protests continued to escalate.
Americans have taken to the streets to protest police brutality that continues to take the lives of people of color.
WCCO, the CBS affiliate in Minneapolis, showed footage of the truck speeding quickly toward the crowds of people. People rushed to those who were injured and to try and stop the truck.
A formation of officers then formed to move people from the highway. Protesters stood with their hands up, the universal sign used by protesters to indicate that they are unarmed and not to shoot them.