In Arizona, Tohono O’odham land and water defenders led a protest Monday, blocking the border wall’s construction for several hours near a sacred spring inside the Organ Pipe National Monument. Protesters carried a banner that read “Borders = Genocide, No Wall on O’Odham Land.” National Park Service and Border Patrol agents on the scene started shoving protesters, forcing them to disperse after an hours-long standoff. Wall construction crews in the Sonoran Desert have destroyed pristine landscape and pumped millions of gallons of groundwater, used to mix cement, for Trump’s wall.
Tohono O’odham Land Defenders in Arizona Protest Border Wall Construction on Sacred Land
HeadlineSep 22, 2020