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Protesters take control of Mexican border crossing with US
Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts.
Motorists headed to Mexico zipped by about 50 demonstrators at the Otay Mesa port of entry connecting San Diego and Tijuana, many of them honking to show support. The demonstrators waved signs to protest gas hikes and air other grievances against the government of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Other protests closed southbound traffic for hours at the San Diego-Tijuana San Ysidro port of entry, the busiest crossing along the 2,000-mile border, and halted southbound traffic at one of two crossings in Nogales, Arizona.
The demonstrations, which are unrelated to the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, have disrupted Mexican border crossings for weeks.
Protesters said Mexican customs officials retreated within minutes after they arrived at the Otay Mesa crossing.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: loam
from the article it doesn't sound like arrests were made.. this surprises me if they were disrupting what Border Crossing Officials need to do to carry out their job.
In the US I bet those protesters would be dealt with swiftly. Am I missing something?
originally posted by: Tardacus
This is why we NEED a wall, the Mexican authorities can`t be relied upon to keep people from crossing the border illegally.
They abandoned their posts when confronted by unarmed protesters how can they be depended on to stand their posts and stop illegal border crossings when confronted by armed smugglers?