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McConnell leaves Kentucky dinner amid more heckling over ICE

July 10, 2018

FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tells reporters he intends to cancel the traditional August recess and keep the Senate in session to deal with backlogged tasks, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Faced with chants of "no justice, no peace" and a blaring recording of "Fight the Power," McConnell abandoned his dinner at Kentucky restaurant. The Courier Journal reports the protesters Sunday, July 8, opposed the government's immigration policy, and called for abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Faced with chants of “no justice, no peace” and a blaring recording of “Fight the Power,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abandoned his dinner at Kentucky restaurant.

The Courier Journal reports the protesters Sunday opposed the government’s immigration policy, and called for abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

McConnell faced similar protests outside another Louisville restaurant Saturday and at Georgetown University last month.

Four Pegs bartender Nick Hulstine says a trivia host told the bar’s patrons McConnell was across the street at Sarino and used his speaker to disrupt McConnell’s meal. Hulstine says Sarino’s chefs yelled at protesters.

Occupy ICE confirmed its members confronted McConnell.

McConnell’s spokeswoman declined to comment. The restaurant couldn’t be reached for comment.

Louisville Metro police spokesman Dwight Mitchell says no one was arrested or cited.

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Information from: Courier Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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