Protesters Block Buses Carrying Undocumented Children in CA


Buses of undocumented immigrants were being sent today to a U.S. Customs and Border facility in Murrieta, California, but the buses had to turn away after protestors in the town physically blocked the buses from entering. The buses’ occupants, according to the L.A. Times, are “primarily children accompanied by mothers or fathers.”

Alan Long, the mayor of Murietta, spoke out on the transfer Monday. Long voiced opposition to the transfer and encouraged residents to speak out on it too, but assured that local authorities have prepared to deal with any potential security issues.

But that became irrelevant today when protestors physically blocked the buses, some waiting from the early morning to protest. And so, because the buses couldn’t actually get to where they needed to go, they turned around and headed for a border station in San Ysidro.

You can watch raw video (warning: autoplay) of the protests here, via The Desert Sun:

The incident has inspired some strong feelings on Twitter.

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