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Yucatán inhabitants build walls along the beach

According to neighbors, this wall would “privatize” a part of the beach, which is illegal

Yucatán inhabitants build walls along the beach to keep locals away
This is the second time homeowners build walls in public beaches - Photo: Left: File Photo/EL UNIVERSAL, Right: Harish Tyagi/EFE
English 17/04/2019 15:05 Yazmín Rodríguez / Corresponsal Mexico City Actualizada 15:11
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For the second time this year, individuals have built walls in the Yucatán port. Through social media, neighbors denounced that a homeowner had built a wall on the beach so that people can't walk or cross through this area.

Two months ago, a U.S. couple did the same and then were forced to tear down the fence they had installed on the beach.

According to neighbors, this wall would “privatize” a part of the beach, which is illegal.

They are also asking federal, state, and local authorities to solve the issue since this generates a bad image for the beach.

The Federal Attorney's Office for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) fined the U.S. couple and ordered the removal of the fence.

In the case of the couple, the man built a fence on the beach and blocked the locals from walking through that area. After the social media post went viral, Anne Cleasy, said they would remove the fence. They were fined because the Mexican law establishes that beaches are free and open to all.

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