Bikers are riding and rallying to raise awareness about the dire conditions that former U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi is facing while being held in a Mexican prison.
Here’s a local news report:
From ABC San Diego:
Bikers from as far as Texas met at the San Diego Harley-Davidson’s main location at 4645 Morena Blvd. on Saturday. Their push was urging the release of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.
Organizers say Tahmooressi fought for our country’s freedom, so they wanted to do the same for him.
“We need people to be aware of what’s going on,” said supporter Paul Hawker. “We have a no soldier left behind. He’s being left behind in Mexico.”
Tahmooressi is in a Mexican jail accused of bringing legally registered guns across the border three months ago.
He had just moved to San Diego for post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. He was living out of his truck and he says he took a wrong turn at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
Some 100 bikers participated in the rally. They headed south on Interstate 5 and turned onto state Route 905, dodging the border.
The bikers say their message is not for the Mexican government.
“We just want to get a message loud enough to the White House for President Obama, to pick up the telephone to call the president of Mexico and get Tahmooressi free,” said “New York Myke,” who organized the rally.
San Diego police say they had five extra officers keeping a close eye on the border in case the group decided to protest at the San Ysidro border crossing.
Notice that last line? Apparently when Americans protest, we have extra law enforcement to keep an eye on them, but when illegal aliens flood the border, we look the other way.