Protesters Block Main Road to Trump Rally

They carried banners and chanted 'Trump is hate'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 19, 2016 2:18 PM CDT
Protestors Block Main Road to Trump Rally
Protesters block a car on a street leading to a rally for Presidential candidate Donald Trump in Fountain Hills, Arizona on Saturday.   (Patrick Breen/The Arizona Republic via AP)

Protesters outside Phoenix blocked the only major road leading to the site where Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is set to hold a campaign rally on Saturday, the AP reports. The protesters parked their cars in the middle of the road, unfurling banners with anti-Trump slogans and chanting "Trump is hate." The disruption caused a lengthy traffic backup. The disruption occurred well after large crowds lined up to get into the Fountain Hills rally, where Trump was scheduled to speak alongside Arizona's revered Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Later, demonstrators marched through a crowd that gathered at the edge of the park where Trump was holding his rally. The protesters were outside the perimeter set up by the Secret Service around the main rally site but still surrounded by thousands of Trump backers. The demonstrators were barely visible behind the Trump supporters, who waved signs saying "Hillary for Prison"—referring to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton—and "Joe for VP," referring to Arpaio, who told CNN three protesters had been arrested at the earlier road block. (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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