PINE PRAIRIE, LA/ 14 AUG 20/ Protest outside Pine Prairie ICE Facility halted after several people pepper-sprayed by law enforcement
SIGACT: Roughly 100 protestors gathered outside an ICE facility. The participants were demonstrating for the release of detainees inside the facility currently undergoing a hunger strike. The demonstration was shut down by local law enforcement.
RECOMMENDATION: Exercise increased caution around detention facilities as national protests are beginning to broaden their scope of issues.
This protest was organized by the New Orleans Workers Group. They consider themselves revolutionaries and want to apply “revolutionary theory” to destroy capitalism. Website is adorned with quotes from Vladimir Lenin. Leader is purported to be Gavrielle Gemma: