‘Abolish ICE’ Protesters Confront Mitch McConnell Outside Restaurant Over Trump Immigration Policies

Another man can be heard calling Mr McConnell “turtle head” and yelling: “We know where you live, too, Mitch! We know where you live!” The DSA said in a statement that the man was not a member of the organisation.

Mr McConnell and the two other men – one of whom was identified as Kentucky state Representative Jonathan Shell by the Louisville Courier Journal – got into their car without incident.

In a statement posted to Facebook, the Louisville DSA said Mr McConnell “can expect to be protested as a public figure if he supports policies like those which detain babies in camps and separate families”.

“We continue to call upon Mitch McConnell to support the release of all immigrants from detention and the abolition of ICE,” they added.

While Saturday’s protest centred around federal immigration policies, Mr Massie, a Kentucky native, said he wanted to protest Mr McConnell’s record in Kentucky as well.

“In the last few years, he has been an obstructionist to any kind of progress, he has hurt working families, and has been complicit with the fascist creep and rise of Trumpism in America,” Mr Massie said. “We wanted him to know we were aware of his presence and we don’t agree with his actions.”

Mr McConnell himself was confronted by protesters while leaving a Georgetown University event last month. The crowd played audio of immigrant children who had been separated from their parents as Mr McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, left the event.

By Emily Shugerma for INDEPENDENT

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