Anti-Trump Protesters Shut Down Roads in Attempt to Block Access to Campaign Event
PHOENIX – About 100 protesters trying to block Donald Trump’s supporters from reaching his presidential campaign rally in Fountain Hills blocked Shea Boulevard on Saturday, disrupting traffic for about an hour before law enforcement could remove them.
Trump, the GOP frontrunner, held two events Saturday in the Valley. Protesters parked their vehicles in the middle of Shea, backing up traffic for miles. One woman chained herself to a van. Sheriff’s deputies cut her loose and arrested her.
The Puente Human Rights Movement claimed itself as inciters of the protest on their Facebook page, joined by Mijente, a Latino activist group. Carlos Garcia, the executive director of the group, released a statement on Mijente’s website.