One News Now – by Chad Groening
The Minuteman Project intends to demonstrate outside a Mexican consulate to urge the release of a U.S. Marine veteran being held in a Mexican prison.
Jim Gilchrist, founder and president of the Minuteman Project, says Andrew Tahmooressi is essentially being held as a political prisoner.
“I think he’s being held more as a show of force by the Mexican authorities: Hey we’re tough and we’ve got one of your guys. What are you going to do about it?”
Gilchrist points out that President Barack Obama exchanged five Taliban terrorists for the release of U.S. Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who many believe was a deserter who was disloyal to his country.
Meanwhile, Andrew Tahmooressi remains in a Mexican prison after he mistakenly crossed the Mexican border at San Diego on March 31.
He was carrying three legally registered guns and authorities accuse him of trafficking guns into Mexico.
On Wednesday, June 18, Gilchrist intends to gather a substantial number of people to picket the Mexican Consulate in San Diego.
“We’re coming down there with as many people as possible,” he tells OneNewsNow. “Hopefully we’ll get a lot of participation from the 100,000 or so Naval and Marine personnel that are stationed in San Diego.”
Unfortunately, he says, the Obama administration has little or no interest to negotiate with the Mexican government to gain the release of the Marine veteran.
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