|International media watching traditional dancing at today's event.|
|Alejandro of Sonora read poetry during the gathering.|
Photos copyright Ofelia Rivas, O'odham, March 25, 2017
Wo'osan (San Miguel Gate) on Tohono O'odham land
Article by Brenda Norrell
WO'OSAN, Sonora, Mexico -- The Tohono O'odham tribal government, U.S. Border Patrol and other federal agents halted supporters and reporters on their way down to the border for the protest of the border wall today, issuing written threats of arrests, but the event continued with traditional dances, poetry and speakers.
Ofelia Rivas, O'odham, told Censored News today, "Despite telephone, cell phone and media block, and political resolutions and hypocritical tribal government threats of arrests, people came to support grassroots efforts to take direct action to oppose the border wall."
"It was a very positive event," Ofelia said.
The Tohono O'odham government's police, U.S. Border Patrol agents, and other federal agents, issued written warnings which threatened arrest of supporters and reporters, and vehicle impoundments. Supporters and reporters were halted in Sells, Arizona, and south of Sells, by tribal police and federal agents.
The Border Wall Protest was Hosted by the Consejo Supremo de O'odham en Mexico, the Traditional O'odham Authority in Mexico
Read more at Censored News and view the threat notice issued:http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/03/oodham-in-mexico-protest-trumps-border.html