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Group says 2 hurt while protesting at R.I. immigration facility

Group says 2 hurt while protesting at R.I. immigration facility”

If this is the violence that these correctional officers are willing to carry out in public, on camera, imagine what's happening to the immigrants detained inside who we can not access.

In a statement on Thursday, the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility identified the driver as Captain Thomas Woodworth and revealed that he has been "placed on administrative leave pending the results of an independent investigation being conducted by the Rhode Island State Police, and the Wyatt's internal investigation".

CNN was unable to reach Woodworth for comment Thursday, despite multiple attempts to do so.

At least two people were injured, one seriously, on Wednesday night outside the detention facility in Central Falls, according to the Jewish youth movement Never Again Action. The group stands up as he gets even closer. "People were really confused about what was happening", said Gemma Sack, one of the protesters who saw the truck hit the protesters. A crowd quickly surrounds the auto as it slows down and shouts "shame". One man in his sixties was left with a broken leg.

"It was really chaotic, really scary".

Rhode Island's Attorney General said it has launched an investigation into the incident with Rhode Island State Police.

"The right of a free people to protest their government is fundamental to our democracy", Cicilline said, urging Wyatt officials to fully cooperate with the investigation.

The protesters were blocking the entrance to the parking lot at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in protest over a contract it signed with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to house illegal immigrants. The video begins by showing protesters, some seated and others crouching, blocking the entrance to an employee parking lot across the street from the Wyatt facility.

Never Again Action was founded earlier this year to protest ICE's detention of undocumented immigrants, as well as US immigration policy.

With protesters still surrounding the truck, the camera zooms in to show the driver, who speaks into his walkie-talkie. "There's an initial shock", Regunberg says.

"I can say that neither the local police nor the state police reacted in any way to stop the driver or apprehend the driver or help the crowd", she said. Police arrested some of the protesters, although it remains unclear how many. A crowd starts banging on the vehicle then gets pepper-sprayed. Another video shared by Never Again Action shows protesters lying on the ground and pouring water in their eyes. An ambulance was also called to the scene.

Suddenly somebody fired a burst of pepper spray into the dozens gathered, as people rubbed their eyes, coughed and stumbled from the area. The protestors were assembled to bring attention to what they see as the inhumane actions of ICE under the Trump administration.



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