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Protesters swarm Tucson Police traffic stop

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Protesters swarm Tucson Police traffic stop

By Valerie Cavazos. CREATED Aug 10, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 11, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Protesters swarmed a Tucson Police traffic stop Sunday after officers pulled over a man near 22nd Street and Columbus Boulevard.

According to Sgt. Chris Widmer with Tucson Police, officers pulled over a man for making an improper right turn at about 2:45 p.m. Sunday.

When officers approached the man, he identified himself as being in the country illegally. Widmer says he also did not have a driver's license.

Widmer says officers contacted Border Patrol as part of SB1070. Border Patrol agents arrived in an unmarked vehicle.

At that point, protesters started swarming the scene, and additional Tucson Police officers were called in for crowd control.

Two protesters went underneath a vehicle and refused to come out.

Border Patrol eventually got the two women protesters out from underneath the car. Widmer said no protesters were arrested.

Border Patrol is taking over the investigation of the driver.