The small Southern California community of Murrieta has become ground zero in the growing humanitarian crisis on the U.S. southern border with Mexico, and reports that an American flag was burned there Friday will only add to that distinction.
Breitbart News reported that it obtained a photo of a burnt American flag at “a pro-amnesty protest” near the Murrieta Border Patrol station on the Fourth of July.
The image was provided by “an anti-illegal immigrant activist,” and the partially burnt flag is on the ground.
Murrieta found itself in the news Tuesday when protesters turned out to block the street to the border patrol facility, forcing buses carrying illegal immigrants from Central America — including unaccompanied children — to turn away.
With 52,000 unaccompanied children having crossed into the U.S. from Mexico since October, the Obama administration is sending the children all throughout the United States for processing.
More buses were expected Friday, and protesters vowed to block them as well — the buses never arrived.
“This has nothing to do with race, ethnicity or religion,” an anti-illegal immigration protester told the Desert Sun. “This is where we draw a line in the sand and say, “enough.”
“Go back to Europe!” a pro-amnesty supporter shouted earlier — a sign of the growing tension as the pro-amnesty crowd demands accommodation for all who show up on the U.S. border.
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