Group protests outside office of local contractor hired to build section of border wall

SAN ANTONIO - A small group of protesters gathered outside the local office of a contractor hired to build a section of border wall.

Members of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas called Monday’s event the “Build a village, save the Earth” event.

The group held signs in protest against the border wall outside the offices of Gideon Contracting, LLC, on the East Side.

The contracting company has been hired to build a section of border wall that was funded by the government a few years ago.

Members of the tribe believe the construction will hurt their survival.

“We're letting people know that the border wall is not being built at the border at all. It’s being built on people's homes, through people's farm lands, through cemeteries and through our sacred sites where our sacred medicines grow,” said Christa Mancias, with the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas.

The portion of the wall being built now has already been funded.

The Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas hopes to stop the future border wall funding that President Donald Trump wants, which is at the heart of another potential government shutdown that could happen in just a few days.

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