Al Sharpton is heckled by protesters yelling ‘we don’t want your racism in Texas’

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton shut down a press conference at the southern border encampment in Del Rio, Texas Thursday after being consistently heckled by protesters. 

The National Action Network founder attempted to give a speech after touring the area linking Del Rio with Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, where thousands of migrants from Latin American and Caribbean countries have stayed in recent weeks. 

But the 66-year-old’s speech descended in to chaos as he was shouted down by furious hecklers with one yelling, ‘we don’t want your racism in Texas’.

Sharpton began his statement by slamming US Customs and Border Patrol for using ‘slave-like tactics’ against the migrants. 

Civil rights activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton shut down a press conference at the southern border encampment in Del Rio, Texas Thursday after being consistently heckled

Civil rights activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton shut down a press conference at the southern border encampment in Del Rio, Texas Thursday after being consistently heckled

Civil rights activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton shut down a press conference at the southern border encampment in Del Rio, Texas Thursday after being consistently heckled

At least two hecklers began asking Sharpton 'how much money are you making out of this?' and 'why are you stoking racism where it doesn't exist?'

At least two hecklers began asking Sharpton 'how much money are you making out of this?' and 'why are you stoking racism where it doesn't exist?'

At least two hecklers began asking Sharpton ‘how much money are you making out of this?’ and ‘why are you stoking racism where it doesn’t exist?’

‘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.’ 

At least two hecklers began asking Sharpton ‘how much money are you making out of this?’ and ‘why are you stoking racism where it doesn’t exist?’

Sharpton attempted to continue by calling for ICE officers to be ‘fully investigated’ and for ‘those that were fully involved to face justice.’ 

The National Action Network founder attempted to give a speech after touring the area linking Del Rio with Ciudad Acuna, Mexico , where thousands of migrants from Latin American and Caribbean countries have stayed in recent weeks

The National Action Network founder attempted to give a speech after touring the area linking Del Rio with Ciudad Acuna, Mexico , where thousands of migrants from Latin American and Caribbean countries have stayed in recent weeks

The National Action Network founder attempted to give a speech after touring the area linking Del Rio with Ciudad Acuna, Mexico , where thousands of migrants from Latin American and Caribbean countries have stayed in recent weeks

The protesters only got louder, crying that Del Rio was not a racist city and that 'we don't want your racism in Texas!'

The protesters only got louder, crying that Del Rio was not a racist city and that 'we don't want your racism in Texas!'

The protesters only got louder, crying that Del Rio was not a racist city and that ‘we don’t want your racism in Texas!’

He also said that there should be ‘full asylum rights given to those that deserve it.’ 

The protesters only got louder, crying that 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.’

Sharpton began his statement by slamming US Customs and Border Patrol for using 'slave-like tactics' against the migrants

Sharpton began his statement by slamming US Customs and Border Patrol for using 'slave-like tactics' against the migrants

Sharpton began his statement by slamming US Customs and Border Patrol for using ‘slave-like tactics’ against the migrants

After two-and-a-half minutes and continued heckling for Sharpton to pay taxes and calling him a 'race-baiter,' Sharpton eventually turned away from the microphone

After two-and-a-half minutes and continued heckling for Sharpton to pay taxes and calling him a 'race-baiter,' Sharpton eventually turned away from the microphone

After two-and-a-half minutes and continued heckling for Sharpton to pay taxes and calling him a ‘race-baiter,’ Sharpton eventually turned away from the microphone

After two-and-a-half minutes and continued heckling for Sharpton to pay taxes and calling him a ‘race-baiter,’ Sharpton eventually turned away from the microphone.    

Thousands of migrants continue to converge in a makeshift camp under the bridge that connects Del Rio, Texas and Mexico’s Ciudad Acuña, in the latest border emergency and humanitarian crisis facing President Biden.

The camp had swelled to some 10,000 migrants at one point, with thousands seen wading across the Rio Grande River daily. Many are Haitians who were granted asylum in Chile, with some Cubans, Venezuelans and Nicaraguans also present.  

About 3,000 remained by late Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security said. The number peaked Saturday as migrants driven by confusion over the Biden administration´s policies and misinformation on social media converged at the border crossing trying to seek asylum.

Amid the surge of the highly infectious Delta variant, the crowded conditions of the camp also raised concerns about the possibility of COVID-19 outbreaks endangering the health of the migrants.

Food and water has been scarce in the makeshift camp, around 20 migrants told Reuters, and temperatures have risen to around 99 Fahrenheit. Reporters witnessed hundreds of migrants wading through the Rio Grande river and back into Mexico to stock up on essentials they say they are not receiving on the American side.   

Officials said the U.S. State Department is in talks with Brazil and Chile to allow some Haitians who previously resided there to return, but it’s complicated because some no longer have legal status there.

The camp had swelled to some 10,000 migrants at one point, with thousands seen wading across the Rio Grande River daily

The camp had swelled to some 10,000 migrants at one point, with thousands seen wading across the Rio Grande River daily

The camp had swelled to some 10,000 migrants at one point, with thousands seen wading across the Rio Grande River daily

Meanwhile, the U.S. special envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, submitted a letter of resignation protesting the “inhumane” large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants.

Foote, who was appointed in July, wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, saying he was stepping down immediately “with deep disappointment and apologies to those seeking crucial changes.”

“I will not be associated with the United States inhumane, counterproductive decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees and illegal immigrants to Haiti, a country where American officials are confined to secure compounds because of the danger posed by armed gangs to daily life,” he wrote. “Our policy approach to Haiti remains deeply flawed, and my policy recommendations have been ignored and dismissed, when not edited to project a narrative different from my own.”

U.S. special envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, submitted a letter of resignation protesting the "inhumane" large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants

U.S. special envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, submitted a letter of resignation protesting the "inhumane" large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants

U.S. special envoy to Haiti, Daniel Foote, submitted a letter of resignation protesting the “inhumane” large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants

The career diplomat was known to be deeply frustrated with what he considered a lack of urgency in Washington and a glacial pace on efforts to improve conditions in Haiti.

State Department spokesman Ned Price disputed Foote´s assertions, saying his proposals had been “fully considered in a rigorous and transparent policy process.”

“Some of those proposals were determined to be harmful to our commitment to the promotion of democracy in Haiti and were rejected during the policy process. For him to say his proposals were ignored is simply false,” Price said.

 

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