At least 3 arrested as protesters try to block Donald Trump near Lynden

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At least three people were arrested as a group of protesters blocked a road near where Donald Trump was to speak in northwest Washington, hoping to keep him from reaching the venue.

The likely GOP nominee's motorcade used a different route into the Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center in Lynden, Washington, for the second Trump rally in Washington state Saturday.

Whatcom Unified Emergency Management announced the arrests on Twitter but did not immediately provide an exact number.

The protesters blocked the northbound lanes of State Route 539 into Lynden before authorities started clearing the roadway.

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Protesters shouting "Love Trumps Hate" greeted supporters of Donald Trump before the likely GOP presidential nominee's second rally in Washington state.

Thousands of people streamed into the Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center in Lynden, Washington, Saturday afternoon and roughly an hour before Trump was supposed to speak authorities started limiting access as the venue neared capacity.

Many protesters outside spoke out against Trump's rhetoric and policy stances regarding women, Hispanics and Muslims, including his plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Maria de Jesus Lozano, 63, speaking Spanish, told a translator she drove from Tacoma to protest Trump's visit because she said Trump is a racist and his policies would hurt minorities.

Supporters said they liked what they heard from the New York businessman.

Mike Scholten, 29, said Trump isn't a politician and he appreciated that Trump paid for part of his own campaign because it doesn't make him beholden to outside interests.

Earlier Saturday Trump addressed supporters in Spokane.

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