Coalition of Indigenous Groups Protests Building of Wall on Sacred Land

Through the week of 13-20 September 2020, several activist groups belonging to the O’Odham and Kumeyaay indigenous tribes have been arrested for protesting the wall and halting construction. 2 O’Ohdham activists have been arrested on Class B misdemeanor charges, while other Kumeyaay protesters have been brutalized by police.

2 O’Odham women were arrested after briefly halting construction on September 9th near Quitobaquito Springs, which is considered sacred to the tribe; crews are replacing 43 miles of border wall in the area.

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