Ken Leighton 4:11 p.m., Sept. 3
Activists protest against policies on border where 477 immigrants died in 2012
Human rights defenders protest on both sides of border by placing white crosses
Human rights activists participated in a demonstration by placing white crosses near the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday, August 4. The demonstration occurred at Playas de Tijuana and at Border Field State Park, on each side of the border fence.
In Tijuana, the group placed small white crosses in the sand while they held photos of lost loved ones. In San Diego, participants were restricted on their actions by U.S. Border Patrol, but held crosses and photos in the air.
The demonstration is part of an annual event which is held on the first Sunday of August. Demonstrators have expressed their concern against border policies which make it more dangerous for immigrants traveling to the U.S.
According to data by the U.S. Border Patrol, 477 immigrants died along the border in 2012.