This is happening right now. It was leaked to a group in Oracle by Paul Babeau, the Pinal County Sheriff and right hand man to Joe Arpaio.
The expected arrival of dozens of unaccompanied minors to a residential facility for troubled boys in Oracle this morning is to be met by protesters.
Demonstrators intend to form a human barrier blocking the road leading to Peppersauce Canyon where the Sycamore Canyon Academy is located to prevent buses carrying an estimated 40 to 60 children from reaching the facility.
The protest, spearheaded by Oracle resident Robert Skiba, is expected to attract between 50 and 500 demonstrators, he said.A counter protest is planned by people in Tucson.
The group is expected to meet at 7 a.m. at the junction on Mount Lemmon Highway where the road splits to go toward San Manuel or Peppersauce.
Skiba’s objections to the placement of the children at the facility stem health and safety concerns and disappointment over the government’s handling of the situation.
“The government did this under the cover of darkness, in total secrecy, without letting us know about it,” he said.
Phoenix New Times broke the story
AZ Daily Star
Blog For Arizona
AZ Daily Star is live blogging at tucson.com . So far the crowd is small, but they already have their pick up trucks blocking the road.
KOLD13 is also following the situation.
11:18 AM PT: The despicable Russell Pearce shows up.