City man arrested after Mexican-flag burning
A Tucson man was arrested Tuesday for his role
in the burning of a Mexican flag as part of a counterprotest at a pro-immigration
Video footage shot Monday by police and the media
showed Warden assaulting a TV cameraman and a photographer, Hopffer
said. Because only one of the men pressed charges, there is only one
Warden and his group, Border Guardians, arrived at Armory Park just after noon Monday to stage a counterprotest to the 15,000 marchers who were protesting what they see as unfair immigration laws. At about 2:15 p.m, they burned Mexican flags and tempers flared.
Police arrested two girls for throwing water at Warden and his group, and a scuffle broke out as police escorted them away. On Monday, Tucson police arrested six people on charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer, interfering with governmental operation, hindering prosecution and disturbing the peace.
Hopffer said police are still reviewing tape of
"If they saw something unlawful, why didn't
they commit an arrest then?" Warden said.
Another member of Border Guardians, Laine Lawless,
called the arrest a petty way to punish the group for its dissenting
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