This is not a positive development:
The owner of a bus line who provided free transportation to some of the people attending a pro-immigration rally last week said today that three of his buses were burned overnight while they sat in a Doraville parking area.
Carlos Ochoa, who owns Royal Bus Lines, said he was notified by employees about 7 a.m. that the 20-passenger buses he keeps in a private parking lot off Church Street had burned.
“I would not want to believe that this happened because of the march,” said Ochoa, who offered six buses to provide free transportation to the April 10 rally in Atlanta that was part of a nationwide protest against federal immigration legislation.
“But looking at the buses like this, makes me feel sad,” said Ochoa, a a naturalized citizen from Colombia. “At the same time, it gives me courage to continue what we are trying to do” in supporting the Hispanic community’s efforts to fight proposed tougher federal laws against illegal immigration.
Ochoa’s Royal Bus Lines is a private company offering transportation mostly along Buford Hwy. in Atlanta. He has had frequent battles with MARTA who does not appreciate the competition.