Protesters in Mexico burn Trump effigy, slam US border policy

WION Web Team
Mexico City, Mexico Published: Nov 01, 2020, 01.10 PM(IST)

Mexico protesters Photograph:( Reuters )

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Protesters said Democratic challenger Joe Biden has promised them a humanitarian migration reform.

Protesters in Mexico burned effigies of US President Donald Trump and a border patrol agent on the US border on Saturday, urging Americans to reject him at the ballot box on Tuesday.

They were agitated over the Trump administration's migration policies.

A few dozen migrant activists marched to the beach fence separating Mexico from the United States at the border city of Tijuana chanting, "Trump, we won't pay for your wall," then set fire to a crude, besuited effigy of the president on a stick.

Protesters said Democratic challenger Joe Biden has promised them a humanitarian migration reform.

Alongside the Trump effigy, the demonstrators torched a pinata of a border patrol agent, a week after a Mexican man was killed in an altercation with US officials attempting to cross into the United States on the Tijuana-San Diego border.

Trump is seeking re-election as president four years after he won office pledging to stop illegal immigration from Mexico, which he has accused of sending rapists and murderers north.

Insisting Mexico will pay for the border wall he is building between the two countries, Trump has pushed and threatened President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador into tightening up Mexico`s borders against migrants from Central America.

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