Protesters shut down Shea Boulevard Saturday, creating a massive traffic back up and now those protesters wanted their message heard loud and clear.
They said Sunday they're against Donald Trump and what they say is fire brand rhetoric against immigrants.
Some protesters like Jacinta Gonzalez, went as far as to chain themselves to vehicles.
"To be able to send a really strong message that an interracial group of people are willing to do everything it takes to make sure this doesn't permeate in our community," Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez along with two others including Ben Laughlin, who MCSO identified as Stephany Laughlin, were arrested for obstructing a public thoroughfare.
"That was the way that was most effective to do so," Laughlin said" Keeping his supporters from getting there and I think we did that really well,"
Protesters said that Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric is a symptom of a much bigger problem here in Arizona. They said the state legislature has been taking aim at cracking down on illegal immigrants for years. In 2010, the legislature passed HB 1070 which essentially allowed law enforcement to ask anyone about their legal status. This bill led to complaints of racial profiling.
However, protesters said it doesn't end there. Several bills are making their way through the legislature including HB 2451 which could create longer jail sentences if a criminal is illegal. Protesters claim it would put more people behind bars and for longer periods of time, costing the state millions of dollars.
"It will balloon the prison population and balloon the amount we spend on incarceration," Gonzalez said.
Many of the protesters including Gonzalez and Laughlin represent Puente Arizona. They plan to hold a rally outside of the state capital to protest against any anti immigrant legislation.
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