Thousands of protesters affiliated with the Jewish group Never Again Action and other immigration advocacy organizations marched on the headquarters of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Washington, D.C., leading to the arrests of some who occupied the building.
The protest, arranged by Never Again Action and the Latino advocacy group Movimiento Cosecha, included songs and chants in English, Spanish, Hebrew and Yiddish.
We are shutting down every entry point to the Department of Homeland Security, the agency that is responsible for this terror against the immigrant community. We are shutting down business as usual #ShutDownICE
Watch live: https://t.co/UDvJrtRmbM
Join us: https://t.co/VbjiBm4vhr pic.twitter.com/X1wtZPW955— ✡️ Never Again Action ✡️ (@NeverAgainActn) July 16, 2019
“As Jews, we know from our own history what happens when a government targets, dehumanizes, and strips an entire group of people of all their civil and human rights. We refuse to wait and see what happens next,” Never Again Action organizer Hannah Klein said in a statement.
Watch the livestream of the protest below:
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