'We Won't Let Him Sleep': DACA Supporters Protest Outside Schumer's Brooklyn Home
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) was on the receiving end of a pro-amnesty protest Tuesday night, according to video and other reports.
— Daniel Altschuler (@altochulo) January 23, 2018
A Facebook page advertising an "Our Lives Are On The Line, Chuck" demonstration invited protesters to congregate at Schumer's apartment building along New York City's Prospect Park.
DEMO ALERT! Protest today at 5:15 - 6:30 pm at Grand Army Plaza near Sen. Chuck #Schumer's home to protest budget deal that excludes help for #DACA. Flatbush Ave. & Brooklyn Bridge may move slower for pm rush. #DreamActNow
— GridlockSam Schwartz (@GridlockSam) January 23, 2018
The protesters reportedly met at nearby Grand Army Plaza and marched southward to his home.
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— Kate Brannen (@K8brannen) January 23, 2018
"If Chuck won't let us dream, we won't let him sleep," they chanted, according to video captured by a man at the scene.
Schumer is taking heat from the left after joining a vote to reopen the federal government after a weekend shutdown.
— Working Families Party (@WorkingFamilies) January 23, 2018
The top Democrat initially refused to end a procedural filibuster until the future of illegal immigrants classified under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was protected.
However, by Monday, he voted with the majority in an 81 to 18 Senate tally that eventually led to the government reopening.