Protestors in Murrieta, Calif., blocked buses carrying migrants from entering into their city Tuesday. Federal agents were transporting 140 migrants to a processing center in three large buses when more than 100 demonstrators carrying U.S. flags and anti-immigrant signs stopped them.
Counter protestors were also on the scene. Among them was banda singer Lupillo Rivera–brother of the late Jenni Rivera. During one of many tense moments, Rivera was spit on by a xenophobic protestor on camera.
Local police did nothing to disperse the crowd, and the buses eventually headed to San Diego, Calif. Agents are expected to attempt to transfer migrants to the Murrieta federal processing center once again on the Fourth of July.
Check out Latino Rebels for a great (yet horrifying) social media round-up from Tuesday’s protests.