Tijuana border fence meet-ups ending


 

There’s been a lot of media attention lately about the fate of the border fence meeting area along Friendship Park, which lies just across from Tijuana. This is a section of the fence that has traditionally served as a gathering point for people on both sides of the border as an alternative to crossing the border either legally or illegally. On weekends, in particular, you’ll find families sharing meals, conversation and kisses with just the slightest of barriers between them of mesh wire and corroded fence parts along this northwestern-most edge of the U.S.-Mexico border. The area has been the site of cross-border yoga and a human cannonball stunt (see video).

That may all soon become a thing of the past. Construction is supposed to start next month on a new phase of fence construction that will essentially eliminate the get-togethers along this section of the border.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported the story last month.

The Washington Post and The New York Times have also both published articles on this development.

YouTube video of cross-border human cannonball stunt courtesy of cfabela1981

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