(NEWSER) – The chants heard yesterday included "USA!" but it wasn't a World Cup scene. Southern California protesters were also shouting "Deport, Deport!" and "Go home" at three buses carrying undocumented immigrants—a large number of them women and children from Central America—who had recently entered the US via Texas. They had been flown to San Diego and were headed to the Murrieta Border Patrol station where the roughly 140 people aboard were to be processed; the Los Angeles Times reports supervised release was to follow in advance of an immigration court appearance. But the protesters blocked the road and were able to force the buses to turn around and head back toward San Diego. CNN reports they were instead taken to a border station in San Ysidro.
PHOTOS: Murrieta Immigration Protest