Mexican Pol Scales Border Fence to Send Trump Message

Braulio Guerra filmed, photographed himself atop 30-foot-high Tijuana border fence
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2017 7:12 AM CST
Mexican Politician: Even With Wall, I Can Jump Into US
He's supposedly in good shape.   (Twitter)

Braulio Guerra decided words weren't enough to get his point across on how he feels about President Trump's proposed border wall, so the athletic congressman from the Mexican state of Queretaro apparently put his climbing skills to work. BuzzFeed first reported on Guerra's high-profile stunt: showing himself perched atop a 30-foot-high stretch of fence along the US-Mexico border in photos and video he posted on social media on Wednesday and Thursday. He claims he ascended the fence himself (though observers note there's zero proof he did it without help) and says his point was to show how "simple" it would be to make the full leap into the US and how "unnecessary" and "totally absurd" Trump's wall concept is.

Per ABC News, Guerra says he went up the fence in Tijuana and that although it looks "complex," youth in that area do it all the time. One of the videos and at least one photo show two other people on the fence, with Guerra noting they were climbing up and down while he was there. Some are speculating that mystery duo helped him get to the top, though BuzzFeed notes Guerra does list competing in four Ironman challenges in his online bios. Guerra received attention for his ploy, some in the form of online mockery, with one commenter imploring him to stop his "cheap circus tricks" and another asking him to post visual proof he climbed up on his own, per BuzzFeed. Memes also arose. The New York Daily News tried to get US Customs and Border Protection to comment but hasn't heard back yet. (More US-Mexico border stories.)

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