Protesters mark 3-year anniversary of brutal border attack

SAN YSIDRO - Dozens of immigrant rights activists marched Saturday afternoon at the San Ysidro border crossing to ask for justice for an immigrant who was badly injured during a confrontation with Arizona border patrol agents three years ago.

On March 30, 2011, Jose Gutierrez was allegedly beaten into a coma by 11 Custom and Border Protection (CBP) agents while attempting to cross back into the United States at the San Luis Port of Entry. He was trying to reunite with his wife after having been deported to Mexico, his family said.

“I don't really remember anything, I just know they beat me into a coma and I woke up from a coma and I didn't' know what happened to me,” Gutierrez said Saturday.

The activists, which includes Jose’s wife Shena Gutierrez, are asking for the release of all the names of the CBP agents involved in the beating. They are also asking for overall transparency and better accountability from the CBP.

“I don't want this to go another year, but if it has to, we're gonna keep fighting till the very end,” Shena Gutierrez said.

The family has also taken their message to Washington, D.C.

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