As Breitbart News reported previously, the conference is a gathering of refugee and immigrant advocates meeting to plan opposition to the refugee and immigration policies of President-elect Donald Trump.
A spokesperson for the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), one of the two hosts of the conference, confirmed that Gutierrez’s remarks were disrupted.
“Congressman Gutierrez gave his remarks as scheduled after a brief demonstration,” the NPNA spokesperson told Breitbart in an emailed statement.
“As you can imagine, some attendees here are scared, worried, angry and stressed. We understand that things like this happen in a democracy, especially in uncertain times like these,” the spokesperson added.
One eyewitness who was present at the conference when the disruption took place offers a more detailed version of the event.
“A group of mostly non-black activists started screaming about black immigrant rights and rushed the stage blocking the speaker [Rep. Gutierrez] with a banner that said ‘What About My Family?,’ ‘Black Immigrants,’ ‘What About Sex Workers, LGBTQ Folk, Muslim Immigrants, Criminalized Immigrants?,’ and ‘Not 1 More Deporation,'” the eyewitness told Breitbart News.
THESE ARE COMMUNIST OPERATIVES WHO INTEND TO TRY TO DESTROY THE FABRIC OF THIS COUNTRY.
It's simple don't break the law !!!
Gee, Robert, why didn't they think of that!
Makes me sick to see ILLEGALS behave like this and get away with it. They are anarchists out to overthrow our way of life, our rule of law, our government. KICK THEM ALL OUT- they broke our laws by coming here ILLEGALLY - DEPORT THEM - don't break up the families - DEPORT THEM ALL!!!
That's a fact!
We need to release every single illegal immigrant currently in jail to ICE officials, and fly them IMMEDIATELY to their home countries to complete their sentences there.
Why fly? How about take them on empty school buses for the "ride home" if it's a contiguous country - but AFTER the wall is built so there is NO RETURN!!!
How bout use them as compost? I bet once the word gets out we have a compost shortage here, ' please come to the US,' how long before they would stop coming? Now that's a real lasting solution. Of course that might get some people overly excited, an yet, that just might be the answer someday?
could not have happened to a nicer guy
He would look far better hung from a rope and letting the crowd use him as a Piñata!
Communist piece of shit, oh I meant democrat!
Sounds good to me.