Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was greeted with protesters when she tried to enter a Washington middle school on Friday morning.
A video from the scene shows DeVos walking away from one entrance of Jefferson Middle School after being physically blocked from the entrance. One protester stood in front of the stairway entrance in the school, and DeVos walked back to her vehicle.
“Keep giving money to senators and buying your way to the position,” one man holding a Black Lives Matter sign says to her, according to a video from ABC reporter Sam Sweeney. “I hope you’re proud of yourself.”
“Go back,” the protestor yells and she enters the car. “Shame! Shame! Shame!”
DeVos was reportedly able to eventually enter the school for an event that included D.C. schools chancellor.
Crowds of protesters gathered ahead of DeVos’s visit to the school, according to reports. Her visit, her first as secretary of Education to a public K-12 school, was reportedly organized by the Washington teachers union, which did not support her nomination.
Parents and teachers gathered holding signs opposing the controversial Education secretary.
“Betsy DeVos does not play well with others — should be held back,” one sign read.
“Public schools support our kids and their American Dreams,” read another.
Source: The Hill | PAULINA FIROZI