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DACA protesters shut down Nancy Pelosi presser - here's what they demanded

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was shouted down and eventually driven from her own press conference by illegal alien advocates demanding all illegal aliens be granted amnesty, not just the "Dreamers." (Image Source: Twitter video screenshot)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had a tense standoff with 'Dream Act' protesters during a press conference about the deal made with President Trump over DACA recipients, and was eventually forced to flee the event.

Why were they protesting?

The protesters appeared to be upset that the Democrats were dealing with the president in order to secure a quasi-legal status for DACA recipients.

“We, the undocumented youth, will not be a marketing chip for Trump,” they chanted. “Democrats created an out-of-control deportation machine and handed it over to Trump. We demand accountability.”

Protesters chanted, "all eleven million!" in an apparent demand that all illegal aliens be granted legal status, not just the 'Dreamer' segment. It is estimated that there are at least 11 million illegal aliens in the United States.

They also chanted, “Undocumented, unafraid!" a common refrain of illegal immigrant protests.

What was Nancy Pelosi's response?

Pelosi appeared to be confused about the demands of the group, which kept interrupting her and shouting her down, but didn't have clear goals.

"Let me say this, because you've had your say, and it's beautiful to our ears to hear you're protecting yourselves..." she said before being shouted down.

"Just stop it now," she shouted back, "just stop it now!"

The New York Post reports that the retreated from her own press conference after 30 minutes of dealing with the raucous protesters, which appeared to number about 30 people. They shouted at her, “You’re a liar!"

Here are videos of the altercation:

Pelosi tells the protesters they don't want any solutions in this clip:

This short video captures Pelosi fleeing as protesters shout after her:

Here Nancy Pelosi says the protesters cutting off the "Dreamers" who are there to speak:

Here they chant, "Democrats deport!"

Here Pelosi calls the protesters "ridiculous," while they chant loudly in the background.

Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said they had reached a deal with President Trump to protect DACA recipients, but the ensuing outrage caused the White House and their allies to deny that a final deal had been agreed to.

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