Trump is blowing up Native American burial sites for his border wall

According to the Washington Post, construction crews began blasting sites within Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in the construction effort of President Trump’s long-promised border wall. The Post reports that the areas affected are sacred to Native American groups.

The Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is an internationally recognized biosphere reserve — meaning it has plants and animals so rare that the United Nations has given it a special designation. It includes about 330,000 acres of designated wilderness and is home to ancestral grounds sacred to the Tohono O’odham Nation, one of at least a dozen Native American groups that claim connections to grounds within the monument.

Read the Washington Post’s full report here.

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