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Activists to protest wall along Arizona-Mexico border

LUKEVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — Environmental and other activists say they’ll gather on the U.S.-Mexico border at Border wall construction over the weekend to protest U.S. government plans to build a wall there.

The Center for Biological Diversity says the 30-foot (9-meter) barrier will hinder migrating wildlife, destroy sacred archaeological sites and further threaten already endangered species. The area’s rare desert oasis Quitobaquito Springs is home to the endangered Sonoyta mud turtle and Quitobaquito pupfish.

The activists will gather at noon Saturday at the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Visitor Center before launching the protest.

RELATED: Over 100 cacti moved from Organ Pipe National Park due to border construction

More than 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) of new border wall construction are planned or have been started across Arizona.

Courtesy: Center for Biological Diversity

Associated Press

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