‘I agree with you, gimme another five days’: Biden tells hecklers he wants to close private prisons at Georgia rally

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 (Independent)
(Independent)

Joe Biden paused his remarks during a rally in Georgia as a group shouted out “end detentions now” and “abolish ICE” as he started his speech.

The protesters also called out “communities not cages.”

Mr Biden responded by saying that he wants to end the use of private prisons in the US, which he pledged in an executive order that ordered the Justice Department to decline to renew contracts with private, for-profit prisons.

He told staff to give them a microphone, adding “I agree with you, gimme another five days,” though it was unclear whether he could understand their chants.

“Y’all know what they’re talking about,” he said. “There should be no private prisons period. They should not exist, and we are working to close all of them.”

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