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Protests at a federal jail in Brooklyn that has been without power and largely without heat for over a week boiled over on Sunday afternoon, when demonstrators stormed the jail. They were stopped by a line of correction officers inside the building who apparently drove them back with pepper spray.

There were no immediate reports of arrests, the police said, and out on the street in front of the jail, the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, the protests, going on continuously since Saturday afternoon, quickly resumed.

The attempt to enter the jail happened just after noon when a woman, Yvonne Morilla, 51, of Queens, walked up to the door crying, “That’s my son! You got to let me go!” The scene devolved into a brief episode of chaos, with protesters pushing against the officers.

“We ain’t going nowhere!” a man yelled. A chant broke out: “Heat is a human right!”

After apparently getting sprayed, a woman fled the building, waving her hand in front of her face and coughing. The federal bureau of prisons did not immediately respond to a request for comment.