NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A security guard pointed a gun at protesters after they entered the lobby of a Manhattan building that houses a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, a video posted on Twitter shows.
Demonstrators protesting ICE went into the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building at 26 Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon, the New York Post reported.
As the protesters chanted, a female security guard pointed a gun at them, a video shows. Some of the demonstrators carried signs with messages including “ICE & DHS agents of genocide,” the outlet reported.
Their protest, which kicked off at Foley Square around 4 p.m., was organized in response to a nurse’s claim that a gynecologist has been performing “mass hysterectomies” on immigrant women held at a detention center in Georgia, according to the outlet.
ICE and Paragon Systems, the company that employs the security guard, didn’t immediately respond to the Post’s requests for comment.