Parents Laugh and Urge Children to Take Turns Whacking ICE Agent Piñata at Chicago East Side Community Day (VIDEO)
East Side Chicago Community Day organizers are taking some heat after including an ICE piñata at their annual event.
The local leader of the Los Brown Berets, a far left activist group, said the ICE piñata was “not meant in a negative way.”
Tucker Carlson reported on Thursday that at the same event the group had a President Trump piñata.
CBS Chicago reported “Some are asking was this event at a community block party in bad taste? :
One by one, little boys and girls took turns smashing a piñata shaped like an ICE officer. Some are asking was this event at a community block party in bad taste? @EricCoxTV has the story. https://t.co/RWe7gptAlW pic.twitter.com/7R7XngcgKv
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) July 23, 2019
CBS Chicago reported:
The event was organized by a chamber of commerce comprised of over 25 East Side businesses. A representative said they never would have imaged their event would cause commotion.
But one the people behind the group that brought the piñata said they were banking on making a statement during East Side Community Day in Chicago.
“Some parents were holding their kids to hit the piñata,” said Anthony Martinez of Los Brown Berets.
Pictures posted on social media show several other children in line waiting to take a swing at the political piñata. Many Facebook commenters applauded the idea while others were in disagreement, calling the activity ignorant, disrespectful and teaching the young to hate.
“It was not meant in a negative way at all towards law enforcement,” said Martinez, who leads the Chicago chapter of Los Brown Berets, a nationwide activist group aimed at overcoming inequalities against Chicanos.
WATCH: Children hit piñata in the shape and image of an ICE agent, parents help and watch pic.twitter.com/fvhdnQT538
— WDBJ7 (@WDBJ7) July 24, 2019