Social workers seized a hysterical six-year-old girl from the home of her white foster family on Monday because she is part Native American.
The child, Lexi, sobbed, clinging to her foster father Rusty Page as he reluctantly fought through a crowd to hand the child over to the Department of Children and Families in Santa Clarita.
In a disturbing video from KTLA, Lexi screamed, begging Rusty, 'don't let them take me away', as she was removed from her family.
As Lexi was placed in the back of a black car with government workers, her foster mother Summer Page burst from the home screaming 'I love you, Lexi'.
Lexi's foster siblings screamed 'no' over and over, crying hysterically as their sister was taken.
Droves of protesters and reporters stood by helplessly as the family's screams continued to echo out into the street.
The horrifying scene came days after Rusty and his wife Summer were denied an emergency stay to keep the part-Native American child.
Summer and Rusty raised Lexi for the last five years and spent the last two-and-a-half trying to adopt her with no success.