Protests Erupt On US-Mexico Border Over Gas-Price Hikes In Mexico

Published: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 4:24pm
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Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday to oppose gasoline price hikes in Mexico.

Drivers headed south of the border zipped by about 50 demonstrators at the Otay Mesa port of entry connecting San Diego and Tijuana, many of them honking to show support.

The demonstrators waved signs to protest gas hikes and air other grievances against the government of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Other protests closed southbound traffic for hours at the San Diego-Tijuana San Ysidro port of entry, the busiest crossing along the 2,000-mile border, and stopped southbound traffic at one of two crossings in Nogales, Ariz.

Rodrigo Cervantes joins me now from KJZZ’s Mexico City Bureau to discuss what's going on with gas prices right now?

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