Murietta: Activists clash as protesters try to blockade buses from bringing more illegal immigrants

Protesters who oppose arrivals of buses carrying largely women and children undocumented migrants for processing at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station and counter-demonstrators shove one another on July 4, 2014

All hell broke loose Friday afternoon as five people that were part of overflow crowd in a Southern California community where protesters turned back Homeland Security busloads were arrested.

Footage from the scene showed protesters being restrained, tackled, and even thrown to the ground by police officers trying to regain control of the situation just outside Murrieta.

Three men and two women were taken away in handcuffs, and three of those arrested were charged with lynching, Murrieta Police Cpt. Dennis Vrooman told KNBC. One of the women was arrested after she jumped a police officer, he added.

According to Vrooman, the female who jumped the officer was immediately arrested, and the four additional suspects were taken in after trying to spring her from police custody.

The scuffle started around 4.00 p.m. when a woman protester pushed another woman and the cop tried to separate them. The angry crowd had gathered to protest the busing in of undocumented immigrants caught on the Texas-Mexico border because facilities in that region are already overflowing…

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