Protesters burned effigies of President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE and Border Patrol agents during a demonstration in Mexico against the U.S. border wall on Saturday.
Reuters reported that several dozen demonstrators at a Tijuana protest called on U.S. voters to oust Trump in Tuesday's election, while criticizing the president's assertion that Mexico would pay for his plan to build fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Chants of “Trump, we won’t pay for your wall,” were heard, according to the news service, while one organizer said that activists would also put pressure on Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Senate parliamentarian nixes Democrats' immigration plan Biden pushes back at Democrats on taxes MORE to keep his word and implement reform to the U.S. immigration system should he be elected.
“We’re calling on people to vote against Trump and in favor of hope. Biden has promised us a humanitarian migration reform, we’ll be watching to ensure the promises are kept this time,” Hugo Castro told the news service.
Trump claimed frequently during the 2016 campaign that Mexico's government would be forced to pay for his planned wall along the border, a claim that has since evolved in meaning to describe the president's plans to make up the costs of border fencing along parts of the border with changes to U.S.-Mexico trade policy.
The president moved to divert about $2.5 billion in U.S. military funding for the project, a move that is currently facing a challenge at the Supreme Court.