HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — Protesters are using agricultural tractors and machinery to block commercial traffic on the Mexican side of the international bridge in Pharr, Texas.
In a statement issued Thursday, Pharr city officials said that since Wednesday afternoon, approximately 150 protesters on the Mexican side of the Reynosa-Pharr International Port of Entry have been blocking both northbound and southbound traffic.
As a result of the protest and blockade, commercial traffic is being diverted to surrounding ports of entry.
“Pharr officials will continue to monitor the situation, and urge everyone to avoid the area and seek alternate means of travel to and from Mexico until the situation is resolved,” the statement said.
Pharr officials say sources confirmed that the Pharr International Bridge is not the only port of entry being targeted.
“Mexican protestors are targeting all ports of entry and all major trade corridors along the South Texas-Mexico border,” said the statement.