Border Wall / Friendship Park

>Friendship Park Casualty of New Border Fence

>San Diego Channel 8, CBS News report on Friendship Park

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January 8, 2009

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) — The Border Patrol will close a popular park on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean to make way for a triple fence along the Mexican border, a legislative aide and activists said Wednesday.

The Border Patrol had been mum on whether Friendship Park would be affected by plans to erect more than 670 miles of barriers along the southern U.S. border. The park draws big crowds from both sides, where people chat through a chain-link fence separating Imperial Beach, Calif., and Tijuana, Mexico. They exchange kisses, tamales, even communion wafers.


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