DEARBORN, Mich. — After railing at City Hall against Muslims and African-Americans, Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones and his supporters were thwarted Friday in their plans to speak out some more at a nearby Arab festival after a small group of protesters confronted him.

Dearborn has made it clear: Racist bigots aren’t welcomed here,” shouted the protesters who surrounded Jones near City Hall. Earlier, Jones had led a rally against Islam, where ministers and a rabbi spoke about what they saw as the threat of Islam in the U.S.

Jones sported a bulletproof vest and a T-shirt that read: “Everything I ever needed to know about Islam I learned on 9-11.”

He tried to walk the two miles to the Arab festival, but had to keep changing directions as protesters blocked his path.

After a few minutes of scuffling, Dearborn police swarmed in to whisk Jones into a police car. Jones did not speak at the Arab festival as planned.

Police arrested six protesters, five of whom were not from Dearborn, Police Chief Ron Haddad said.

Compared to a similar rally Jones held here in April, this one attracted markedly fewer supporters and protesters. There were about 15 Jones supporters, including Matthew Keller, 78, of Dearborn.

He said he has Muslim neighbors, but is concerned about Islam. “I’m a patriot. I’m a Christian. I believe in Jesus Christ above everything,” Keller said.

Jones announced a new plan to target Muslim-heavy communities across the U.S. He said he would be back in Dearborn. About a third of the city’s population is Arab-American.