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Group Protests U.S. Marine's Jailing In Mexico

Reported by: Send eMail Kera Mashek
Reported: Jun. 28, 2014 6:01 PM EDT
Updated: Jun. 28, 2014 10:01 PM EDT
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Elkview Protest
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Elkview , Kanawha County , West Virginia

A local group is coming together, protesting and praying over an ongoing controversy in Mexico.

The residents were out protesting in Elkview Saturday, because of their concerns over a U.S. Marine's battle for his freedom.

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been jailed in Mexico on weapons charges since March.

Mexican officials said the soldier entered the country illegally with a pistol, rifle, shotgun and other firearms.

Tahmooressi said the only reason he wound up in Mexico is because of a couple of wrong left turns. He said he immediately notified authorities that he was carrying weapons.

The protesters said they are frustrated that the U.S. government doesn't seem willing to intervene and help out a soldier in need.

The group protesting Saturday said they plan to hold another rally in Charleston soon.



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