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Border wall construction crew bulldoze cactus at national monument

TUCSON — Border wall construction is underway in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
The construction is causing concern after a video posted on social media shows a cactus being bulldozed on the protected land.

“I’ve been posting updates most recently of Saguaro Cactuses literally being ripped out of the ground. Organ Pipe is designated to protect cactus like the Organ Pipe and Saguaro Cactuses,” Laiken Jordahl said. “It’s understandable, people are outraged to see the very species of this monument was designated to protect be destroyed.”

Jordahl is a Border Lands Campaigner with the Center for Biological Diversity. He shared the video of the cactus being bulldozed online.

Denelle Confair

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