A security guard pulled a gun on protesters who stormed a Lower Manhattan building housing both the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, footage posted to social media shows.
The video, taken Wednesday afternoon inside 26 Federal Plaza, shows the female guard pointing her weapon at the wild mob that burst in the lobby. It wasn’t immediately clear if the guard works for a private company.
About 100 demonstrators first convened at Foley Square around 4 p.m. and marched 90 minutes later to the federal building, which houses both FBI headquarters and ICE’s New York City field office.
The rally was held in wake of a recent whistleblower complaint that immigrant women detained in Georgia received hysterectomies without consent.
Protesters — some carrying signs reading “ICE & DHS agents of genocide” — occupied the lobby, clapping and chanting as they squabbled with news photographers, incorrectly claiming that they were not allowed to take their photos without “consent.”
The walkway leading to the building was spray-painted “FREE THEM ALL” and a security booth was tagged “QUIT YOUR JOB!!” as a lone officer sat inside of it.
The gun confrontation apparently happened toward the end of the protest.
The demonstrators left in about 20 minutes.
ICE didn’t immediately return a message.
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