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.
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.
— Bill Miley (@abc15sBillMiley) March 19, 2016
MCSO officials say at least three people were arrested.
MCSO has arrested 3 protesters after they blocked a public roadway on Shea Blvd, a main entry into Fountain Hills.
— Deputy Enriquez (@DeputyEnriquez) March 19, 2016
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.