CORRECTIONAL OFFICER ALLEGEDLY DROVE PICKUP TRUCK INTO GROUP OF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS: HE 'RAN US OVER'

Newsweek | 8/15/2019 | Christina Zhao
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A man, allegedly a correctional officer, drove a pickup truck into a group of Jewish peaceful demonstrators protesting outside the Wyatt Detention Center in Rhode Island on Wednesday night.

Hundreds of Jewish protesters, mostly members of Never Again Action, a group that advocates for the rights of migrants detained by ICE, gathered outside the Donald W. Wyatt Detention facility in Central Falls on Wednesday evening. The protesters stood blocking the entrance of the facility, linking arms while chanting for the abolition of ICE and the end to America's harsh immigration policies.

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At around 10 p.m. local time, a dark-colored pickup truck drove slowly up to a group of roughly 40-50 protesters blocking the entrance to the location's parking lot, before driving straight through the crowd, according to a video uploaded to Twitter.

A man, allegedly a correctional officer, driving a truck rammed into a crowd of peaceful protesters blocking the Wyatt Detention Center in Rhode Island on Wednesday.

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Amy Anthony, one of the protest's organizers, told Newsweek that the group has identified the man driving the truck as a correctional officer. "We have confirmed that the person driving the truck is a correctional officer who works for the detention facility," she said. "The driver was in his uniform when he hit the protestors. His rank and name were embroidered on his shirt and he was wearing a badge at the time."

Never Again Action claimed in a tweet that the truck belonged to an "ICE guard," however later clarified that he was a correctional officer in a press release.

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Although Anthony says the group has obtained what they believe to be the driver's name, they have yet to confirm with law enforcement and has declined to provide details until his identity is officially confirmed.

Videos of the incident showed protesters screaming in panic as the car drove...
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