Protesters Interrupt Democratic Debate in Houston

Protesters interrupted the Democratic debate in Houston, Texas, on September 12, and attempted to take the stage, but were quickly escorted away, reports said.

The protesters, at least one man and one woman, wore shirts that said “Defend DACA. Abolish ICE. Citizenship for all.” The man seen in this video can be heard saying in part, “Save DACA Supreme Court right now.” The rest was unintelligible.

News reports said the protesters were talking about DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy in the US, and said their “lives were at risk.”

The protesters belong to the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC). The organization said some of its members were responsible for the protest in a tweet that shows them wearing the t-shirt. “Yes! It was our leaders who interrupted the debate to draw attention to the danger that #DACA is currently in. This was not planned. Our young DACAmented leaders felt compelled in the moment to act,” NAKASEC said on Twitter. Credit: Camille Lasin via Storyful