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Security Guard Pulls Gun on ICE Protesters

Protesters marched to 26 Federal Plaza, the home of ICE and immigration courts in New York City, to protest reports of forced hysterectomies in immigration jails

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A security guard pulled a gun on protestors calling for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement after they stormed 26 Federal Plaza on Wednesday afternoon. The building houses ICE and immigration courts in New York City. A video shared on social media showed a guard who worked for the firm Paragon Systems pointing her gun at a group of protesters. Around 100 demonstrators had gathered at Foley Square and marched for 90 minutes before the confrontation at the building. The protests were sparked after a whistleblower alleged immigrant women detained in an immigration jail in Georgia received hysterectomies without consent. The Justice Department later tweeted that all the immigration courts in New York City would be closed “due to civil unrest.” The New York Post, ABC7NY

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