Biden speech interrupted by protesters

President BidenJoe BidenFormer chairman of Wisconsin GOP party signals he will comply with Jan. 6 committee subpoena Romney tests positive for coronavirus Pelosi sidesteps progressives' March 1 deadline for Build Back Better MORE's rally to mark his 100th day in office was interrupted as soon as it began by protesters calling for an end to detention centers and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Biden was in the process of thanking Georgia voters at the outset of his remarks when protesters could be heard shouting "End detention now" and "Abolish ICE." One protester called out "Our families are dying," and noted that they voted for Biden in the 2020 election.

"I agree with you," Biden called back. "I’m working on it, man. Give me another five days."

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"There should be no private prisons, period," Biden added.

It's unclear if Biden is preparing executive action on the issue, but he signed an order a week into his presidency directing the Justice Department to end its reliance on private prisons. Still, he has been pressed by progressives to end the use of detention centers for immigrants who entered the country illegally.

The protesters were eventually escorted out of the drive-in rally, and Biden carried on with his remarks.

Biden and first lady Jill BidenJill BidenPhotos of the Week: Breyer retirement, bridge collapse and White House cat Willow The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Actor John Krasinski films outside White House Bidens welcome new cat Willow to the White House MORE traveled to Georgia to mark his 100th day in office. Georgia carries special significance for Biden, as its election of two Democratic senators in January runoff elections delivered Democrats a narrow majority in the upper chamber and enabled Biden to pass parts of his agenda.