Security guard at ICE building in New York City pulls out GUN against protesters who stormed building and demanded justice after detention center whistleblower revealed ‘immigrant women were subjected to hysterectomies’
- A female security guard in New York City’s Javits Federal building pointed a gun at protesters who stormed the lobby on Wednesday
- The guard pointed the gun at singing protesters, then put it away and waved them away and the group left about 20 minutes later
- The Federal Protection Agency, which oversees the guards, said the incident is under investigation
- Protesters gathered to abolish immigration and customs enforcement (ICE)
- Demonstrations erupted after a whistleblower complaint that immigrant women were subjected to hysterectomies at a Georgia center
A security guard at a federal building for the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New York City pointed a gun at protesters in a shocking threat captured on video.
A protest unfolded in Manhattan on Wednesday to abolish ICE after a whistleblower complaint that immigrant women detained in Georgia had reportedly been given hysterectomies without permission.
Protesters gathered in the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building at 26 Federal Plaza to denounce the allegedly enforced gynecological procedures, raising their fists, singing and blaring horns at the same time.
Video of the protest shows the moment when a female guard waves a gun and aims it directly at the protesters.
A female security guard in the Javits Federal building in downtown Manhattan, New York City, pointed a gun at protesters who stormed the lobby on Wednesday
Protesters rallied to abolish immigration and customs enforcement (ICE) and stormed the building’s lobby on Wednesday. As they sang, the guard waved the gun, aimed it threateningly, then put it away and waved the protesters at the door
Protesters gathered at 26 Federal Plaza to denounce the bombshell report that ICE allegedly enforced hysterectomies on immigrant women. The protesters raised their fists in the air, sang at the same time and blared horns in the lobby of the building
The protesters scream even louder when they see the gun and the guard puts it back in his holster and waves to the crowd to leave the building.
The guard works for the private company Paragon Systems.
It got intense. We are here every day to risk our lives so everyone can be safe, ”another guard told the New York Post on Thursday.
Protesters left about 20 minutes after the shooting incident.
The Federal Protection Agency, which oversees the guards, said the incident is under investigation.
DailyMail.com has reached out for comment.
It got intense. We are here every day to risk our lives so that everyone can be safe, ” another guard told the New York Post on Thursday.
A group of protesters found themselves gathering outside the federal building on Wednesday to protest against ICE
A large group of protesters entered the building’s lobby demanding that ICE be abolished and disbanded after the report of forced gynecological procedures
A view of the 41-story Jacob K. Javits building in downtown Manhattan above
Protesters destroyed the building on Wednesday by spraying ‘Abolish’ and ‘Free them all’ on the walls of the heavily fortified tower.
Many carried signs that read Protesters ‘ICE & DHS Agents of Genocide’ and argued with news photographers who said they shouldn’t take their photos without their ‘permission’.
The doors to the building’s Duane Street entrance were also smashed on Thursday and covered with plywood.
On Monday, a whistleblower who previously worked at an ICE facility in Georgia filed a complaint with the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security, saying there were “ massive hysterectomies ” on immigrant women and alleged medical neglect.
Dawn Wooten, a former nurse at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, said in the complaint that some women may need a hysterectomy, but “everyone’s uterus can’t be that bad.”
She testified that the immigrant women had been referred to an unnamed doctor outside the facility because of the ‘high rate of hysterectomies’ and that a number of migrant women told her they were undergoing surgery without fully understanding why.
Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, about 200 miles south of Atlanta
“Everyone he sees has a hysterectomy – just about everyone,” Wooten said. “He even took the wrong ovary from a young lady.”
ICE said in a statement that only two immigrants detained at the center had been referred to an outside gynecologist for hysterectomies since 2018.
The Office of the Inspector General has opened an investigation into the allegations.
“The allegations will be fully investigated by an independent agency, but ICE vehemently disputes the implication that inmates are being used for experimental medical procedures,” Ada Rivera, the medical director of the Healh Service Corps told the Wall Street Journal.