Outside a community town hall meeting Wednesday in Murrieta, California, left-wing activists supporting the illegal alien transfers that had been thwarted earlier in the week chanted and intimidated community residents as they left the local high school. The town meeting had been held to address community concerns over the impact of hundreds of illegal aliens destined for processing at the Murrieta Border Patrol station.
An activist with a bullhorn spoke to direct the crowd. Shouts of, “Viva La Raza!” were raised from the crowd.
The bullhorn was then handed over to other activists who addressed and agitated the crowd. Community organizers within the group were connecting people with social media sites and taking contact information for upcoming events. “They’re refugees,” said one man, rejecting the suggestion that the aliens be deported.
The mood was a stark contrast to that reported inside the hall, where residents demanded that the federal government enforce immigration laws.
One woman leaving the town hall turned back upon encountering the protestors, and was later seen with a police officer escort as she passed the protestors, heading toward the parking lot.