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Protesters heckle Kirstjen Nielsen over child separation policy

Wednesday - 20/06/2018 12:04
"If kids don’t eat in peace, you don’t eat in peace," demonstrators with the group Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America shouted at the DHS secretary.


Demonstrators interrupted Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen’s dinner at an upscale Mexican restaurant in Washington on Tuesday night to express their outrage over the separation of children from their migrant parents at the U.S. southern border.

"We call on you to end family separations," a member of the Metro D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America shouted as protesters filed in to MXDC Cocina Mexicana, chanting, "Shame, shame, shame," and other slogans.

"Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is in a Mexican restaurant of all places," one of the demonstrators said, according to video of the incident. "The ... gall. Shame on you."

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