The Coronavirus crisis has caused some crazy things to happen.
This qualifies as one of those things. There are currently people from Mexico at the border protesting and demanding greater border security from the United States.
The BBC reports:
Coronavirus: Mexicans demand crackdown on Americans crossing the border
Residents in Sonora, south of the US state of Arizona, have promised to block traffic into Mexico for a second day after closing a checkpoint for hours on Wednesday.
They wore face masks and held signs telling Americans to “stay at home”.
Mexico has fewer than 500 confirmed Covid-19 cases and the US over 65,000.
The border is supposed to be closed to all except “essential” business, but protesters said there has been little enforcement and no testing by authorities.
The blockade was led by members of the group Sonorans for Health and Life, who called for medical testing to be done on anyone who crosses from the US into Mexico.
Jose Luis Hernandez, a group member, told the Arizona Republic: “There are no health screenings by the federal government to deal with this pandemic. That’s why we’re here in Nogales. We’ve taken this action to call on the Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to act now.”
The Mexican president has been criticised for his response to the pandemic, as has US President Donald Trump.
Mr Hernandez said the Wednesday demonstrations were a “first warning” to Mr Lopez Obrador, popularly known by his initials, Amlo.
Who could have guessed this would happen?
— Don Newton (@donNewtonAlpha) March 26, 2020
Mexico is now demanding crackdowns on Americans crossing the border.
Sounds to me like they should build a wall 🤔
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) March 26, 2020
Could this situation get any crazier?