Although Betsy DeVos just started her new job as Secretary of Education, she has already experienced the wrath of protesters. While she attempted to enter a public school in Washington, D.C., DeVos was blocked by protesters.
A man threw himself in front of a staircase and DeVos was then forced to go back into her car and pull away.
“She does not represent anything we stand for!” One protester screamed.
Eventually, D.C. police were called to the scene, where they arrested one of the men for “assaulting an officer,” reported Buzzfeed News.
According to several images on Twitter, it looks like DeVos made it into Jefferson Academy from a different entrance. Photos show DeVos in the D.C. school with Antwan Wilson, D.C. public schools chancellor.
“I respect peaceful protest, and I will not be deterred in executing the vital mission of the Department of Education,” she said. “No school door in America will be blocked from those seeking to help our nation’s school children.”
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