Newly confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was physically blocked from entering a school in Washington, D.C. on Friday by protesters, The Free Beacon reports.
Anti-DeVos demonstrators climbed the stairs of the back of the school building and began to scream and hover around the secretary. DeVos’ security team quickly moved in and escorted her back to her car.
ABC 7 reporter Sam Sweeney, who tweeted video of the incident, said it was unclear if DeVos tried to use another door.
— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) February 10, 2017
Protesters can be heard in the video screaming that DeVos gave money to senators so that she could buy her position to head the Department of Education.
DeVos remained unfazed by the protesters while two other reporters tried to get a comment from her.
One protester screamed “Shame! Shame! Shame!” as her security detail tried to leave.
A man could be seen holding a “Black Lives Matter” sign as he stood in front of Devos’ black Chevy Suburban, trying to block the vehicle from leaving.