Saturday, March 19, 2016

Local Humane Society dogs caught in Valley anti-Trump blockade

Photo by Patti Keyworth
Protesters blocked traffic on Arizona 87 and Shea Boulevard Saturday morning.  They were protesting an appearance by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in nearby Fountain Hills.  Caught in the blockade: a contingent of volunteers and dogs from the Humane Society of Central Arizona en route to an adoption event at Petco on Shea Boulevard.  After a brief delay, the humane society vehicles were allowed through and everybody, dogs included, lived happily ever after.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

According to an Associated Press account:

For hours, about two dozen protesters parked their cars in the middle of the main road to the event, 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.

The road was eventually cleared and protesters marched down the highway to the rally site, weaving between Trump supporters who booed and jeered them.

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