Demonstrators Throw Rocks At Border Patrol Agents Saturday

Tensions Remain High On Both Sides Of Border

POSTED: 02:35 AM MDT Jul 12, 2012    UPDATED: 11:25 AM MDT Jun 14, 2010 
EL PASO, Texas -

A group of angry demonstrators in Mexico took to the border Saturday and dared American agents to shoot them.

It happened near the same spot as last week's deadly Border Patrol shooting of a 15-year-old Mexican smuggler, close to the Paso Del Norte Bridge.

There was still a lot of anger on the Mexican side over last week's shooting.

Witnesses said Saturday afternoon there was a group of about 10 protesters near an opening on the other side of the Rio Grande.

Back up quickly arrived on the American side in the form of 20 or so Border Patrol agents armed with shields and helmets.

A group of youngsters were yelling at the American agents calling them assassins and daring them to shoot them.

No shots were fired. Witnesses explained the protesters were chased away by police on the Juarez side of the border.