san diego border arrests at a demonstration organized by a Quaker group

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The U.S. Border Patrol has made 32 arrests at a demonstration organized by a Quaker group at the border separating San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico.

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Border Patrol spokesman Theron Francisco said 31 people were arrested for trespassing at Monday’s demonstration and one was arrested for assaulting an officer.

A photographer for The Associated Press saw about a dozen people being handcuffed after agents warned them to back away from the border wall on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The Border Patrol calls it “an enforcement zone.”

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About 300 people participated in the demonstration organized by the American Friends Service Committee. The rally also was to show support for a caravan of Central American asylum seekers.

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