It’s no secret that people around the world oppose president Trump’s proposed border wall between the US and Mexico. Thousands have marched against the wall and the ban against Muslim majority nations, chanting “No Ban, No Wall” and “Build Bridges, Not Walls.”
But instead of marching, a Mexican congressman decided to make his own kind of statement by climbing a border fence along a Tijuana beach to prove that a wall is “totally absurd.”
On March 2, Braulio Guerra, a politician from Querétaro, Mexico, climbed a 30-foot fence that separates the two countries.
When he made it to the top, Guerra recorded a message for Trump while casually sitting on the fence, observing both sides.
In the video, he says in Spanish:
“I was able to scale it, climb it, and sit myself right here. It would be simple for me to jump into the United States, which shows that it is totally unnecessary and totally absurd to build a wall that would cost $15 billion. … It’s easy, and it shows how unnecessary this project, this political rhetoric from Donald Trump, is.”
The 42-year-old tweeted his video from the fence, along with several photos.
There has been speculation about whether he had any help getting up the fence, but it may not been have been such a feat for the four-time Ironman Triathlon participant.
Apart from commenting about his stunt, Guerra spoke about
president John F. Kennedy’s call for the US to form a progressive alliance with
Mexico and Latin America to help improve people’s quality of life, grow economies, and simply be good neighbors. This would translate to more jobs and better