Liberal activists disrupted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night amid growing outcry over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
The D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America shared video on Facebook of activists booing and yelling at Nielsen, and calling on her to “abolish” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
“We’re in downtown DC disrupting DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s dinner at MXDC,” the group wrote in the post. “The irony isn’t lost on us that this is a Mexican restaurant.”
The group repeatedly yelled “shame” at Nielsen, and “End Texas concentration camps.”
A Slate journalist shared a video of Nielsen leaving the restaurant after apparently being driven out by the chanting group.
Nielsen and her agency have been intensely criticized over the “zero tolerance” policy to prosecute more people crossing the border illegally, which has led to thousands of children being separated from their families.