Leftist protesters descend on immigrant detainment center. Border Patrol agent left badly injured.

Leftist protesters descend on immigrant detainment center. Border Patrol agent left badly injured.
A Border Patrol Agent was injured on Saturday during protests at an immigrant detention facility in McAllen, Texas. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A Border Patrol agent was injured at an immigrant detainment facility in McAllen, Texas, on Saturday while trying to control a crowd of protesters attempting to stop a bus carrying immigrants from leaving the facility.

What happened?

According to Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins, about 200 protesters from the League of United Latin American Citizens were bussed in to the McAllen facility from all areas of Texas. At one point, when a bus carrying illegal immigrants tried to leave the facility, the protesters surrounded and stopped the bus.

However, during the “melee,” a Border Patrol agent attempting to control the crowd was injured while protecting an older woman, Jenkins reported, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

That agent suffered a broken ankle, Jenkins said.

During the incident, protesters screamed “Set the children free” and “Shame on you” to Border Patrol agents who eventually helped maneuver the bus out of the facility, according to CNN.

It was unclear where the bus was headed. A US Customs and Border Patrol spokesperson told CNN the immigrants on the bus were being transferred to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

No arrests were made during the protests.