Trump protesters were blocking vehicles leading into Fountain Hills in advance of Donald Trump’s campaign stop Saturday morning.
Three protesters were arrested, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.
“We had a little problem,” Arpaio told the crowd gathered in Fountain Hills. “Demonstrators were trying to disrupt.Three of them are in jail. If they think they’re going to intimidate you the next president of the U.S., it’s not going to happen.”
For hours, the protesters – about two dozen in total – parked their cars in the middle of the road, unfurling banners reading “Dump Trump” and “Must Stop Trump,” and chanting “Trump is hate.” Traffic was backed up for miles, with drivers honking in fury.
Protesters were also chanting, “Donald Trump, shut it down, Phoenix is the people’s town.”