Video of the protests showed demonstrators approaching Nielsen and a male dining companion at MXDC Cocina Mexicana in Washington, DC, around 8 p.m., shouting slogans like, “if kids don’t eat in peace, you don’t eat in peace” and “shame!”

“How can you enjoy a Mexican dinner as you’re deporting, imprisoning tens and thousands of people who come here seeking asylum,” one demonstrator could be heard yelling, as Nielsen looked down at her plate.