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Kumeyaay Land Defenders Arrested During Peaceful Border Wall Demonstration

HeadlineSep 22, 2020

In California, two Kumeyaay land defenders were arrested Monday as the community engages in an ongoing protest against Trump’s border wall on sacred land. Kumeyaay land defenders and allies have peacefully camped and held prayer ceremonies along the wall’s construction route in the San Diego area for several weeks, successfully blocking the construction of nearly a mile of the border wall. The Bureau of Land Management yesterday presented an order to evict the camp, threatening protesters with arrest if they don’t leave. The camp has also faced surveillance and harassment from Border Patrol and ICE, and local white supremacists.

In related news, Gizmodo reports Customs and Border Protection drones conducted flyovers near the homes of Indigenous anti-pipeline activists, including Tom Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network.

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