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Activists and allies of two O'odham groups protesting the construction of a border wall along ancestral tribal lands in southern Arizona temporarily blocked the highway leading to construction sites in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
"This is a blockade in solidarity with the O'odham nation. This land is being desecrated every day as the border wall is constructed," an unidentified protester could be heard saying in the livestream video that the O'odham Anti Border Collective posted to their social media.
"We're here to block workers coming and leaving from this job that desecrates the land."
Activists said some of the vehicles hit some of the protesters, but did not report any major injuries on their social media.
"We are not here to disrupt anyone's day. We understand that people need to work. The people need to also understand that we need water. The Indigenous sovereignty and the protection of sacred sites is way, way more important than a 40-hour workweek," the woman recording the livestream said in response to the vehicles charging at protesters.