The National Border Patrol Museum was attacked by protesters in February. A poster on Twitter, whose report about the attack was retweeted by a Texas Border Patrol union account, stated the protesters attacked every exhibit at the museum including the Memorial Room dedicated to agents who gave their lives in the line of duty.
On Monday two violent activists connected to the vandalism at the museum surrendered to police.
The protesters are accused of causing $2,500 in damages and glued stickers to memorials of agents lost in the line of duty.
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Elizabeth Lynne Vega (left) and Tiffany Deveze via El Paso Police Department
The El Paso Times reported:
Two activists surrendered Monday on charges connected to a protest at the National Border Patrol Museum in El Paso earlier this year.
Tiffany Deveze and Elizabeth Lynne Vega were the first to be arrested among 16 demonstrators wanted on warrants stemming from vandalism during a Feb. 16 protest at the museum. The warrants were announced earlier this month.
“I will continue to stand with my community and defend human rights on both sides of the border, I will not be intimidated,” Deveze said in a statement. “I am not ashamed and I am not afraid.”
Deveze, 30, of El Paso, was booked into jail on a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass. She was later released on a $750 bond, according to a jail log.
Vega, 52, a Las Cruces native who lives in St. Louis, Missouri, faces a charge of criminal mischief over $2,500, a state jail felony.