They camped all week long at the “No Borders Camp”, but in the end the country still had border agents waiting for them.
Sadly, it was a miserable ending for the “No Border” camp protesters after their weeklong outing…
The party was pretty much over once they met the border agents.
The band of border-crossers got bushwhacked at the border crossing:
(4 minute beatdown)
It wasn’t quite the welcome back party they were hoping for.
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Beating the drum of peace at the border. (Indymedia)
Indymedia described the beating:
On the evening of November 11th, participants in the first No Borders Camp on the US-Mexico border dismantled the camp and marched west on either side of what has become a 15 foot wall dividing Mexicali (Mexico) and Calexico (United States), converging on the port of entry to protest the militarized border. The demonstration was peaceful until the US Border Patrol, without giving an order to disperse or other warning, brutally attacked those on the US side with point-blank rounds of pepper-spray pellets, batons, and swarm tactics, leaving several badly injured. This event was the final action of the No Borders Camp, and came after a week of peaceful confrontation and resistance to the border system.
You’ll have to make up your own mind if the protesters were warned or not.
A leftist border die-in. (Indymedia)
Unfortunately for the border crossers, the border agents did not see things their way.