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O’odham Land Defenders Arrested After Blocking Traffic to Protest Border Wall

HeadlineOct 13, 2020
Image Credit: O'odham Anti Border Collective

In Arizona, 12 O’odham land and water defenders and allies were arrested Monday after protesters blocked traffic near a Border Patrol checkpoint, denouncing the ongoing construction of Trump’s border wall on sacred Indigenous land. In videos posted to social media, officers with the Arizona Department of Public Safety are seen marching toward peaceful protesters, shooting rubber bullets and tear gas at them and restraining and handcuffing at least one protester on the hot pavement. The protesters have since been released.

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