Anti-ICE protesters demonstrate near Pelosi’s office

Greg Nash

Protesters calling for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as well as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) demonstrated Friday near House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) district office in San Francisco. 

The demonstrators, affiliated with the Jewish group Never Again Action, are demanding “action from Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic establishment to stop funding and enabling ICE’s campaign of terror,” according to a Facebook video of the event. 

Some held banners that said “Nancy, close the camps” and “Never again is now.” 

{mosads}Protesters appeared upset by a controversial multi-billion dollar border aid package passed by Congress last week. Some progressive lawmakers opposed its passage. 

“Nancy Pelosi gave them $4.6 billion more dollars to continue that outrageous behavior. Nancy Pelosi, we will not tolerate this anymore,” said one protester who appeared in the video, pointing to behavior in a Facebook group uncovered by ProPublica in which Border Patrol agents allegedly posted derogatory posts targeting migrants and lawmakers.

It was not clear exactly how many people attended the protest, but 281 said they would attend according to a Facebook event post for it as of Friday afternoon. The group said that it shut down the street outside Pelosi’s office. 

A spokeswoman for Pelosi reiterated condemnation of Trump administration’s treatment of migrants in a statement to The Hill on Friday. 

“As the Speaker has stated, the current situation on the border is shameful and does not reflect America’s values,” said spokeswoman Taylor Griffin. “House Democrats will continue to confront the President over the harmful policies that manufactured this crisis and endanger children and families in the Administration’s custody.” 

Never Again Action is holding similar protests nationwide this week, including one in Philadelphia where police said 33 people were detained after interrupting a Fourth of July Parade

Tags Immigration Nancy Pelosi San Francisco

Most Popular

Load more


See all Video