Yandy Smith-Harris participated in a protest in New York City denouncing the dwelling situations imposed on inmates. The Love & Hip Hop star took on a task of management throughout the occasion and ultimately acquired pepper sprayed and “thrown on the ground” by guards.
On Sunday, February three, Yandy led a rally exterior of Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center, the place her husband Mendeecess Harris is at present held. The establishment’s inmates are mentioned to have been dwelling with out warmth and electrical energy for days. The detained are mentioned to have been peeing in bottles and utilizing them as a supply of heat. She communicated with the prisoners by way of a speaker system to requested whether or not blankets have been handed out to them and if their bathrooms have been practical but. The response her phrases prompted was delivered by way of banging towards the ability’s home windows.
Moments later, protesters rushed the constructing, demanding to see their family members. Yandy, together with the group, have been pushed again by guards who pepper sprayed them from contained in the detention middle.
The protests have been ongoing a minimum of since Saturday, initiated by involved households. They have been urging the middle to supply provides for the prisoners along with taking motion in the direction of the restoration of system. The Federal Bureau of Prisons claims panel system had been destroyed by hearth and entry to the generator was not possible on the time. Light reportedly returned Saturday night.