A small group of demonstrators rallied Thursday outside the Mexican Embassy to protest for the release of a former Marine who is in a Mexican prison on firearms charges.
Organized by the Conservative Victory PAC, the protesters demanded that former Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi be released from prison in Tecate by Sunday or else they will stage protests along the U.S.-Mexico border and lobby businesses and citizens to boycott Mexico. They carried picket signs saying “Free our Marine” and “1 marine for 20 million illegals.”
Mr. Tahmooressi, who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, accidentally crossed into Mexico border with three legally owned firearms. When he alerted Mexican officials of his predicament, he was taken into custody April 1 and has since been detained there.
He reportedly suffered a neck wound and threats of torture at a Tijuana jail before being transferred to El Hongo prison near Tecate, where he is under medical observation and awaiting trial.
Conservative Victory PAC President Chuck Floyd said his group is “fed up with the wait.”