Mexicans in the world’s most violent city are taking barbed wire right off the border wall to protect their own homes

Marines San Diego Tijuana concertina barbed wire borderREUTERS/Mike Blake


US troops have piled concertina wire along the US-Mexico border, which has been criticized as security theater with little practical use. In Tijuana, where violence is climbing, Mexicans have repurposed the wire for their own protection.

Voluminous bundles of concertina wire strung up by US troops around ports of entry on the US-Mexico border have been criticized as displays of security theater that serve no real purpose.

But residents in Tijuana, which recently topped a list of the most violent cities, appear to be repurposing the wire for their own security amid a protracted increase in crime in the city.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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