Protesters arrive at Trump rally as event begins

Posted at 12:32 PM, Mar 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-20 02:31:58-04

Thousands of people gathered in Fountain Hills Saturday to hear presidential front-runner Donald Trump deliver a campaign speech in the hometown of the state's contentious Sheriff Joe Arpaio. 

RAW VIDEO: Protesters block road to Trump rally

Demonstrators chanted "Stop the hate" as Arpaio introduced Trump. 

The protesters were booed and jeered as they made their way through the crowd as a large group of officers with Arpaio's office made their way toward them.

MCSO officials say at least three people were arrested.

Trump supporters countered with chants of "Trump! Trump! Trump!" and "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!"

One Trump supporter yelled, "learn to speak English."

"You can't even show your face," a Trump supporter yelled at a protester with a bandanna over her face.