SB Traffic at San Ysidro POE at Standstill Due to Protests

The Mexican Interior Department reported a total of more than 1,500 people have been detained for looting or disturbances nationwide

For the second weekend in a row protests in Mexico are affecting traffic at the San Ysidro port of entry, California Highway Patrol confirmed.

Traffic is at a standstill as of 5:30 p.m. Saturday going southbound at the border crossing. The port of entry has not been closed, however.

Traffic is also backed up from the Otay Mesa port of entry to the 905 at La Media Road.

Protesters are objecting to a sudden hike in gas prices in Mexico after they went up 20 percent in one day.

Last weekend the San Ysidro port of entry closed briefly in the southbound direction due to protesters blocking the lanes.

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