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Clashes Reported Along U.S.-Mexico Border

posted on July 29, 2005

Clashes have been reported along the California-Mexico border between a group of protesters and the Minutemen border patrol.

A California professor reportedly kicked an aide to a California state senator earlier this month on a trip the senator was making to support the Minutemen group. The kick allegedly came from someone associated with the immigrants rights group, National Alliance for Human Rights.

In other incidents, there have been reports of shots being fired in recent weeks.

The Minutemen group  made up of several dozen anti-illegal-immigrant activists -- has set up watch for migrants crossing the border until August 7.

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