‘How much money are you making out of this?’
Democrat Al Sharpton was faced with angry protesters during his press conference at the southern border encampment in Del Rio, Texas.
After he toured the area linking Del Rio with Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, the civil rights activist delivered a speech.
But the 66-year-old’s speech ended in chaos as furious hecklers shouted him down.
Al Sharpton is heckled by protesters as he visits the border: “Get out of Texas” pic.twitter.com/wpDIDcCLTi
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One protester shouted, “we don’t want your racism in Texas.”
Sharpton blasted US Customs and Border Patrol for using “slave-like tactics” against migrants.
“We went for an hour and toured the place that we feel is a real catastrophic and human disgrace as people around this world watch the Border Patrol use slave-like techniques — mounted on horses,” Sharpton said.
“It compelled us to come and show our voices and our presence.”
Two hecklers openly asked Sharpton, “how much money are you making out of this?”
Another asked, “why are you stoking racism where it doesn’t exist?”
Sharpton then called for ICE officers to be ‘fully investigated’ and for “those that were fully involved to face justice.”
He added that there should be “full asylum rights given to those that deserve it.”
But as Sharpton continued his speech, protesters became more vocal as some cried Del Rio was not a racist city and that “we don’t want your racism in Texas!”
“The Trump supporters and the right-wingers can scream all they want,” Sharpton continued.
“We gon’ continue to come back.
“We gon’ stand with our people to make sure that asylum [seekers] is treated in one way and one manner.
“And we will continue to come back over and over again.”
There was more heckling for Sharpton to pay taxes and calling him a “race-baiter.”
The heckling became too much for Sharpton, and he stepped away from his microphone.
Meanwhile, Texans defended the Southern Border with a giant barrier along the border made up of hundreds of state-owned vehicles,
The border was to stop the flood of illegal immigrants from crossing.
According to Governor Gregg Abbott, there were 14,600 Haitians in Del Rio, the number eventually declining to about 8,600.
The Daily Mail, citing a Department of Homeland Security source, said 1,083 of them had been returned to Haiti, and more deportation flights were scheduled Wednesday.
Up to 5,000 Haitians were released into the United States, Abbott said.