A spokesman for the facility bristled when asked whether the Jewish Sabbath was taken into account when scheduling the meeting.
Temple Beth Hatfiloh, a synagogue in Washington state, is providing sanctuary to a Guatemalan family whom immigration authorities want to deport.
“IBM profited from the Holocaust and we are here to say: Never Again,” said organizer Sarah O’Connor.
He protested the detention of immigrant children with ElderWitness and Friends. He was one of four arrested for blocking the ICE entrance.
Two people were hospitalized as a result of the officer’s actions, including one with a broken leg and internal bleeding.
Police and Rhode Island’s attorney general are investigating the incident.
A man in his 70s suffered a broken leg and spent the night at the hospital. Others still feel effects from being pepper-sprayed.
No one appears to be seriously injured, though the crowd was pepper sprayed minutes later.
“Give me your tired and your poor,” Ken Cuccinelli said, then adding his own qualifier, “who can stand on their own two feet.”
Diaspora Jews have a long history of fighting for social justice, using history as a source.