CA: Anti-immigration group dwarfed by conterprotesters at beach

Source: US News & World Report

“A small group of people demonstrating against illegal [sic] immigration in Laguna Beach were outnumbered on Sunday by hundreds of counterprotesters who gathered on the same stretch of sand to denounce racism in the coastal California city. The group America First! said it wanted to focus attention on what it says are victims of DUI crashes and gang-related crimes committed by people living illegally [sic] in the U.S. Organizer Johnny Benitez said the group also wanted to protest ‘cheap labor’ from those here illegally [sic]. … Police officers, some on horseback, separated the groups as business carried on in the picturesque city of about 23,000 people. A short distance away, beachgoers gathered for a drum circle and a plane flew overhead pulling a banner that said ‘Hate is beneath us.’ Police said there were no significant incidents as officers continued to monitor the crowd Sunday evening.” (08/21/17)