News & Opinion | June 20, 2018 8:52 am

Homeland Security Secretary Chased Out of Mexican Restaurant in D.C.

Protestors entered the restaurant yelling, “Shame!”

Kirstjen Nielsen
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks on migrant children being separated from parents at the southern border during a White House daily news briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House June 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was forced to leave a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C. when protestors entered yelling, “Shame!” The demonstrators arrived at MXDC Cocina Mexicana around 8 p.m. while Nielsen was eating dinner. Staff members tried to contain the situation.

“In a Mexican restaurant of all places,” one protester yelled, according to The New York a Post. “The fu–ing gall.”

Another protestor plays audio of children crying at a detention center in Texas that was recorded recently and obtained by ProPublica.

“How does it make you feel?” a protester yells.

A spokesperson for Homeland Security later explained away the situation, saying Nielsen met some “concerned citizens” while eating dinner.

“The Secretary and her staff heard from a small group of protestors who share her concern with our current immigration laws that have created a crisis on our southern border,” Tyler Q. Houlton tweeted.