— ABC 7 News – WJLA (@ABC7News) February 10, 2017
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos encountered protesters Friday morning outside a D.C. middle school and found her way barred as she tried to enter through a side door, forcing her to retreat into a government vehicle as a man shouted “Shame!”
Eventually, DeVos got inside for an event starting at about 10 a.m. that included the D.C. schools chancellor and others. The event was closed to the media.
But the demonstration outside Jefferson Middle School Academy was a further sign that DeVos remains a polarizing figure in the education world days after she took office.
A video clip circulated on Twitter by ABC 7 News WJLA-TV showed an unusual scene of DeVos attempting to enter the school. She was foiled as a protester blocked her way. She turned around, got back into her sport-utility vehicle and was driven away from that entrance. However, she did get in through another door.