Man drives into immigration rally; minor injuries reported

BREA, Calif. (AP) — A motorist drove his car through marchers Thursday at an immigrant rights rally in Southern California, but only minor injuries were reported, authorities said. The driver was arrested and later released.

Brea police Chief Jack Conklin said none of the demonstrators sought first aid. He said he did not know why the man drove through the intersection where people were gathered.

The demonstrators were marching to urge Republican Rep. Ed Royce to support an existing temporary immigration program for citizens of several Central American countries, said Andrew Cohen, a spokesman for Unite Here Local 11, a union representing hotel, food service and airport workers.