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Protesters outside of Rhode Island detention center pepper-sprayed and nearly hit by truck

(WJAR)  Rhode Island State Police are investigating a shocking confrontation outside the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls.

Protesters said they were pepper-sprayed and nearly run over by a truck during a demonstration Wednesday night.

A Jewish group called Never Again Action organized the march at the privately-run Wyatt to protest Trump administration immigration policies.

Demonstrators said they were pepper-sprayed and that someone they claimed was a correctional officer drove at them in a pickup truck.

Video taken by the group shows a truck blaring its horn and stopping in front of protesters blocking a parking lot. The protesters began banging on the truck’s hood and yelling at the driver.

The protesters said Wyatt correctional officers then aimed the pepper-spray into the crowd.

Video taken by the group shows people walking away pleading for help.

NBC News

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