UA student organizers say this symbolic mock border fence is intended to cut off the freedom of movement of the entire campus community in order to demonstrate the effects of the actual wall along the U.S. Mexico border.
“There will be certain check points for them to cross through, so they will be able to cross but only in certain places, so we’re funneling the movement on campus,” Francisco Baires said.
But other students on campus say they don’t like the idea of their campus being divided.
“Ten days in the whole mall – that’s pretty extreme. I mean, the check point thing is not okay. I mean, were here to go to school. I think it’s a little ridiculous,” student Taylor Harbor said.