The Majority Report's Sam Seder takes on the anti-immigrant bigots who terrorized a bus full of children in the city of Murrieta, California this Tuesday: Protesters in Murrieta block detainees' buses in tense standoff:
A crowd of 200 to 300 people in downtown Murrieta surrounded three buses carrying immigrant detainees Tuesday afternoon, causing the buses to turn around before they reached a Border Patrol station in the Riverside County city.
Waving Americans flags and protest signs, the crowd refused to give way when the buses arrived with some 140 detainees from Texas, which has seen a flood of Central American immigrants cross the border in recent weeks without legal permission.
A small number of Murrieta police officers stood between the protesters and the buses but could not keep the crowd from blocking the buses' path.
The face-off came one day after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to protest the federal government’s decision to move the recent immigrants who had arrived in the country illegally -- and have overwhelmed Texas border facilities -- to the Border Patrol station here. Read on...