A man believed to be a prison guard drove his truck into a crowd of Jewish protestors demonstrating Wednesday night against Immigration and Customs Enforcement outside of a Rhode Island detention center.
Video footage of the incident, posted online by Jewish advocacy group Never Again Action, showed demonstrators scrambling to get out of the truck driver’s path as he attempted to force his way through the crowd, which was blocking the entrance to Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, Rhode Island.
The facility is privately run and has a contract with ICE.
“It certainly appeared he was trying to hit us,” Amy Anthony, spokesperson for Never Again Action, told the Washington Post.
According to Never Again Action, at least one demonstrator was “run over” by the driver, but severity of any injuries resulting from the incident is unclear as of this writing.
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