Events Planned on Anniversary of Immigration Protest

Anti-immigration protestors block buses carrying migrants toward the U.S. Border Patrol station on July 1, 2014. Murrieta 24/7 photo: Do...

Anti-immigration protestors block buses carrying migrants toward the U.S. Border Patrol station on July 1, 2014.
Murrieta 24/7 photo: Doug Spoon

Murrieta Police will be out in force at two events planned for Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of protests regarding the planned transport of migrants from Central America to the U.S. Border Patrol Station in the city.

Lt. Ron Driscoll said there will be heavy police presence at both events -- one beginning at 10 a.m. outside the Border Patrol station and the other starting at 1 p.m. in Town Square Park. According to Driscoll, the 10 a.m. event was organized by anti-immigration protestors and will take place at the site where hundreds blocked buses from delivering migrants to the facility on July 1, 2014.

The event in Town Square Park was organized by immigrant rights activists but will also be attended by anti-immigration activists, Driscoll said. He said he does not foresee a repeat of the heated confrontations between the sides a year ago.

"We have met with the organizers on both sides and we're planning for a peaceful event," Driscoll said. "They have been reasonable in wanting to express their views."



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