Guatemalans Protest Nancy Pelosi And The 'Squad' - 'We Will Send You Back!’
Guatemalans say they 'don’t want anyone with a globalist agenda in our country'
Guatemalans protested House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic “The Squad,” demanding they stay out of the country’s public policy decisions.
The 'squad,' comprising of of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), faced a massive backlash as protests erupted outside the U.S. embassy against a Congressional Delegation led by Pelosi, which scheduled to arrive in the country on in a weeks time on August 8.
The protesters called for Guatemala's sovereignty and resisted against U.S. intervention.
Some held signs reading:
“We will send you back” and “DemocRATS not welcome, this is NOT your country!”
The groups who assisted in organizing the event, Guatemala Inmortal and Mujeres Conservadoras Guatemala, said Nancy Pelosi should “stay away from Guatemala!” in a fiery Twitter post.
They also added that Guatemalans “don’t want anyone with a globalist agenda in our country.”
Guatemala Inmortal tweeted another post, protesters spoke directly to President Donald Trump, writing:
“We do NOT want any democRATs, THEY are the ones sabotaging your plans with the far left in our country!”
Mr. President @realDonaldTrump @POTUS in Guatemala we do NOT want any democ🐀s, THEY are the ones sabotaging your plans with the far left in our country! @DHSMcAleenan @VP @SecPompeo @marcorubio @usembassyguate @GuatemalaGob @BettyMarroquin9 @JudicialWatch pic.twitter.com/gvZk8CCZGi— Guatemala Inmortal (@Guate_Inmortal_) August 1, 2019
Trump successfully negotiated a Third Safe Country Agreement with Guatemala last week, which dictates that Guatemalans seeking asylum must do so in the first safe country they arrive, therefore cannot pass through Mexico and into the U.S.
Last month, Trump mocked the progressive Democrat 'squad' telling them to go back and fix the places they came from before preaching what the United States should do.
The president's remarks seemed to be targetting Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is from Somalia and has been highly critical of the United States.
On Friday, Omar said the president “shouldn’t be in the office,” in response to similar criticisms from Trump.
Other members of the so-called 'squad' include Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio -Cortez (D-NY), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).