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Activists Protest Outside "Child Snatcher" DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's Northern Virginia Home Demanding Her Resignation

Alexandria, Virginia - Dozens of activists protested outside Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's Alexandria, Virginia home Friday morning demanding her resignation. Nielsen was in her home during the protest and left shortly after it ended. The protest was organized by CREDO Action, the activist arm of CREDO Mobile, America's progressive phone company.

At the protest, activists loudly played leaked audio of crying children who were separated from their parents at the border, marched with signs branding Nielsen a "child snatcher" and distributed "beware of child snatcher" leaflets throughout the neighborhood.


“There’s a child snatcher living in Alexandria, Virginia.” CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess said. “Rightfully so, there’s a huge amount of attention focused on the border and the detention centers but the people who are making the decisions are here in DC, so it’s important to shine a spotlight on them as well.”
“Those of us who care about immigrant families have an obligation to make it impossible for Trump henchmen like Kirstjen Nielsen and Jeff Sessions to comfortably work, eat and sleep while they are terrorizing our friends, families and communities,” she continued. “Nielsen, Sessions and every other Trump collaborator responsible for the human rights abuses against immigrants should resign in disgrace.”

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CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of over five million activists, sending tens of millions of petition signatures and hundreds of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.

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