Tuesday, November 13, 2007

"No Border Camp" on the Calexico - Mexicali border ended with Altercation w/ Border Agents

News about a clash at the border. Check out the video below. -Angela

The "No Border Camp" on the Calexico - Mexicali border ended with a
thorough ass-whooping.

On the last day everything went well, up until the last moment, when
participants marched down to the border wall, attempted to shut down
traffic on the road, by laying down in the middle of the street, in
traffic, and started cutting holes in the boder fence.

Within seconds approximately 100 Border Patrol agents showed up, and
surrounded the crowd. An activist drummer tried to motivate his
comrades and annoy BP agents with his war drum. He was repeatedly asked
to cut it out. He chose to ignore the wise words.

BP agents consequently wiped up the street with the guy, and he was off
to the pokey in handcuffs. This is part of the romantic video, below.

Next, the crowd was driven away from the fence.

Batons, pepper pellet guns were applied liberally, even some rubber
bullets were fired, and a good time was had by all. Some BP agents seem
to have enjoyed the fiesta, you can see them smiling in a video of the
event, here:

More can be found on the San Diego and LA Indymedia sites and at the Delete The Border. No, the border was NOT deleted ...

Notice, that Indymedia activists are referring to the pepper spray
pellets as "chemical weapons".

I can already see ACLU, MALDEF and National Lawyers Guild ambulance
chasers working late at night, preparing to sue the Border Patrol, local
police, etc.


Enjoy.

Stephen

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3 comments:

jose antonio said...

para empezar me parecio un tanto ironico el lenguaje utilizado en la reseña del video en frases como todo mundo estaba disfrutando la fiesta no me queda claro si queria dar a entender que los agentes disfrutaban golpeando a los manifestantes o si se burlaba de estos por lo mismo...vi el video y no encontre ninguna provocacion directa o agresion por parte de los manifestantes por lo que encuentro exagerada la reaccion de los agentes de la BP. los manifestantes solo ejercian su derecho a manifestarse en contra de el muro y aunque en la reseña dice que hubo daños en el, el video no lo muestra

jorge_as said...

Me parecio injusto el trato dado por la BP pues los manifestantes estaban en todo su reecho de expresar lo que siente por el muro creo que la libertad de expresion es un derecho que todos tenemos.

Luis González said...

No habia tenido la oportunidad de leer la nota ni de ver el video. Realmente me causa cierta dificultad entender la manera en el que el país mas desarollado del mundo lidia con situaciones de esta naturaleza es increible la manera en que a un grupo enorme de policias se les sale de contorl y terminan agrediendo en un claro abuso de autoridad a estos activistas que solo hacian ejercicio de su propio derecho a manifestarse.
Me parece interesante el video porque no solo muestra una actitud clara de autoritarismo y barbarie policiaca si vale la expresión sino que muestra el claro repudio y discriminación hacia la comunidad latina ya que es obvio que la reaccion agresiva se da en consecuencia a lo que los manifestantes pugnaban a favor de los derechos de los inmigrantes y a la no construccion del muro fronterizo