Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says a “thuggish” mob of people confronted him outside of the state Capitol building in Phoenix.
He says the crowd encircled him as he prepared for a TV interview and followed him to a parking lot chanting phrases like “educate don’t hate,” “racist” and “liar.”
The Arizona Daily Star says a video exists of last week’s incident involving Horne. At least one person held a sign that referenced Arizona’s ethnic studies law and SB 1611, which would require schools to demand proof of citizenship or legal residence from parents enrolling a child in a public school.
Horne called for the elimination of the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies program, saying it violates the state’s ethnic studies law which he helped to write.