Protesters Demand Stricter Virus Screenings At Mexico Border

Mar 26, 2020

Protesters are demanding stricter screenings for coronavirus on southbound traffic at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The border crossing at Nogales, Ariz.
Credit Nogales Chamber of Commerce

They say they’re concerned that travelers from the U.S. could import new COVID-19 cases  into Mexico. On Wednesday, protesters on the Mexican side of the border blocked the Mexico-bound lanes in the twin border cities of Ambos Nogales for several hours. The group of citizens who call themselves the Sonorans for Health and Life parked two cars across the lanes leading out of a port of entry. About a half-dozen protesters then stood in the blocked lanes, holding signs and slogans such as “We demand control of the border.”