Armed Militia Members Planning To Obstruct Bridges To Mexico
Uninvited militia members patrolling the border are considering obstructing bridges between the United States and Mexico, in particular bridges in Rio Grande City, Roma and Falcon Dam, which are located in Starr County, Tx.
Law enforcement officials claim they received a tip that some militia members plan to protest illegal border crossings by blocking traffic on the U.S.-Mexico bridges on Sept. 20 (video below).
International bridge authorities, local politicians and Customs and Border Protection officials met on Thursday to formulate a plan to deal with the possible blockade.
“What can we expect? I don’t know. The unknown becomes an issue that we really got to prepare for,” Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal told KRGV 5.
“I’m 100 percent sure that with the National Guard, with DPS, with Border Patrol and local law enforcement, we’ll communicate and we’ll handle whatever comes,” added Mayor Villarreal.
“If they’re here to block traffic, to be a hindrance between traffic and the port of entry, that causes a problem. It’s a huge safety issue,” stated Mayor Villarreal. “A port of entry is not just a port of entry for people; it’s also a port of entry for commerce. There are hundreds of millions of dollars that transact at the ports of entry.”[su_csky_ad]