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Construction begins on border wall prototypes, with no protesters in sight




A fence runs along the US-Mexico border between the Otay Mesa and San Ysidro ports of entry in and near San Diego, California, across from Tijuana, Mexico.
A fence runs along the US-Mexico border between the Otay Mesa and San Ysidro ports of entry in and near San Diego, California, across from Tijuana, Mexico.
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Construction crews broke ground on prototype designs for the border wall Tuesday morning. It's the beginning of a 30-day period during which companies are building templates of what a future border wall might look like.

"There's a lot of police presence," said Greg Moran, reporter for the San Diego Tribune, in an interview with Take Two's A Martínez. "That's probably the first thing you notice."

Moran was at the construction site when Take Two caught up with him. He noticed that there was a lot of security at the sight—and not just the local police. 

"There's also the [California Highway Patrol], there's a lot of federal law enforcement, and things like that," Moran said. "And that's pretty much what you can see."

But where were the protesters that law enforcement had expected? Not at the site, Moran said.

"I haven't seen a protester, I haven't seen a sign, I haven't heard even a mild objection," he said. "I mean, there's no one here other than people who are involved either with the construction, and, as I said earlier, the police."

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