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NO BORDERS ACTION CAMP - Mexicali Reporting on Attack

Reporting of the attack from the Mexican side.
November 11, 2007 -- approximately 4:30 in the afternoon, in the park near the border wall, there were around eighty people from the No-Borders camp in Mexicali and thirty from Calexico got together for a cultural activity [kissing-booth]. The border-patrol on the Calexico side initiated an operation and detained between twenty and thirty people using gas paint and tear gas. One compañero tried to help another compañera and was brutally attacked by more than ten border-patrol-policemen, and in the same way another compañero was detained by eight policemen, another compañero who is in a wheelchair was surrounded and attacked with tear gas.

The operation consisted of more than 100 immigration police. During the repression on the Calexico side, the compañeros on the Mexicali side blocked the border for ten minutes -- minutes later US-immigration closed nine of the ten car lanes to control the passage way [the border crossing for cars/trucks where some 70,000 cross a day].

At this time two people have been detained and the rest have been liberated. Of the two detained, one is accused of striking a police officer, the situation of the other person is not known.

A call has been made of solidarity actions in the next hours.

Regeneracion Radio
Comunicación Contra el Poder
 http://www.regeneracionradio.org

................................ original article in spanish

Aproximadamente a las 4:30 de la tarde en un parque cercano a la Garrita en el muro, entre 80 personas del campamento de Mexicali y 30 de Calexico realizaban una actividad cultural. Inicio un operativo de la Migra del lado de Calexico y detuvieron entre 20 y 30 personas utilizando gas pimientas y gas lacrimógeno. Un compa trato de ayudar a una compañera y fue brutalmente reprimido por mas de diez policías de la migra, de l a misma manera detuvieron a otro compañero entre 8 policías y a un compañero en silla de ruedas le rosearon gas lacrimógeno.

El operativo estuvo integrado por más de 100 policías de migración. Durante la represión del lado de Calexico los compas del lado de Mexicali bloquearon por 10 minutos la Garrita y minutos después migración cerro 9 de los 10 carriles para controlar el paso de la misma Garrita.

En estos momentos se encuentran solo 2 personas detenidas y los demás fueron liberados. De los dos detenidos a uno se le acusa de golpear a un policía y el otro se desconoce su situación.

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