A protestor in Los Angeles, California from a "woman's peace organization" told MSNBC on Saturday that ICE is not only a "terrorist organization," but "it's beyond a terrorist organization." The woman also said that there is an "uprising to abolish ICE itself" from within.
"ICE is basically a terrorist organization and we're a peace organization. It's beyond a terrorist organization. What is it to take a nursing baby from the breast of the mother is a level of insanity and cruelty that's even kind of hard to think about, certainly feel," the woman said at the Los Angeles area 'Keep Families Together' march.
From her interview with an MSNBC correspondent:
MSNBC CORRESPONDENT: One of the big chants we heard here throughout the day was 'abolish ICE' so that's why you have so many people out here hanging out here still chanting, making their voices heard.
And before we were talking about how is still out here. A lot of Latino families obviously still here in Los Angeles, but also ladies I want to introduce to you right here. I see (posted) 'Don't Have a Heart of ICE.' There you go. Tell me why it was important for you girls to be out here and tell me why this anti-ICE chant has been so predominant throughout the rally today?
PROTESTOR: Because ICE is basically a terrorist organization and we're a peace organization. It's beyond a terrorist organization. What is it to take a nursing baby from the breast of the mother is a level of insanity and cruelty that's even kind of hard to think about, certainly feel.
MSNBC: Tell me about the significance of being in front of an ICE facility right now.
PROTESTOR: Well, right now, to be in front of the place that's making the problem, but besides that, people inside of ICE are human beings. People who work for ICE are human beings, and when you get close to them you have to feel the lack of integrity they have as a human being and what they're doing, and there is an uprising to abolish ICE itself.
And [Department of Homeland Security Secretary] Kirstjen Neilson, who is on one of our signs, she won't apologize, and we're women. We're a woman's peace organization, and it is the violence of the United States government, and it is the 60% of the tax dollars that's spent on the weapons and war that creates the immigration and refugees and our, you know, economic policies. So we have to be responsible. We have to bring them in and hold them and, not violate them farther than our policies have violated them.