A movement against vendors at the San Ysidro border crossing started in social media

Some people empathize with the situation of the vendors and argue that unfortunately "for some, everyone pays"

Photo by: Garita de San Ysidro - Tijuana

There has been much speculation about what happened at the San Ysidro border crossing on Sunday: first it was said that the man who had been attacked by vendors in the line had run over a child, however, as the days go by the story seems to change.

Now, according to reports, the man who was accompanied by his wife and baby son was reportedly attacked by the vendors for other reasons. This has caused the Tijuana population that usually crosses the border to take a negative attitude towards the vendors.

But that is not all, since this event many people have shared similar experiences in groups such as Cómo está la línea (How's the line). One user even says that a few months ago a salesman extorted her and took $25 dollars from her: "all of a sudden he drops himself in my car... and on the other side guys telling me 'you ran him over, you ran him over'".

She reported that they threatened to call the police saying they would believe them more. This stopped until she gave them money.

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Claudia M. told San Diego Red that she crosses the border almost every day. And on one occasion a vendor scratched her car for the simple fact of not buying any of her products: "I accused them with CBP at the time of crossing, but they told me they could not do anything".

On the other hand, there are people who ask for empathy for the situation of the sellers, since they point out that they are not all those who engage in this type of malicious actions and that it is not fair that "everyone pays for a few".

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This is due to the fact that they have been promoting "not buying on the line", there is even a Facebook page called "Grupo que te avisa cuando un pendeho está comprando en la línea" and this morning it already had 172 members.


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