Soros Justice Fellow among three arrested for blocking road to Trump rally in Arizona
One of the lead organizers who was arrested after she shut down an Arizona road causing massive delays with dozens of other protesters against Donald Trump claims she was sent to Immigration and Customs Enforcement because of her surname.
Jacinta Gonzalez was arrested Saturday in Fountain Hills after she tied a band of some sort around her neck and locked it onto a van's window frame that was parked on Shea Boulevard to block traffic from those who wanted to attend the GOP presidential front-funner's rally.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said that Gonzalez along with Michael Cassidy and Stephany Laughlin, who goes by the name of Ben, were arrested for a charge of blocking a public road.
'We had a little problem,' Arpaio told the crowd that 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.'
Gonzalez, who is originally from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico was in protest against the anti-immigrant views that Trump has spoken out about while on the campaign trail.
Gonzalez, was a lead organizer of the Congress of Day Laborers with the New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice.
She worked with women, youth, immigrant families and day laborers to challenge the practices of them being targeted by immigration enforcement authorities, according to her biography onOpen Society Foundations.