‘Cartel Threatening a Blood Bath’: Huge Border Protest Was Just Cancelled for a Disturbing Reason (UPDATE)

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SAN DIEGO, CA – NOVEMBER 14: Seen from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter, traffic passes between Mexico and the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry on November 14, 2013 near San Diego, California. San Ysidro is the busiest port of entry into the United States, with some 90,000 people crossing the border daily. John Moore/Getty Images
SAN DIEGO, CA – NOVEMBER 14: Seen from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter, traffic passes between Mexico and the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry on November 14, 2013 near San Diego, California. San Ysidro is the busiest port of entry into the United States, with some 90,000 people crossing the border daily. John Moore/Getty Images
SAN DIEGO, CA – NOVEMBER 14: Seen from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter, traffic passes between Mexico and the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry on November 14, 2013 near San Diego, California. San Ysidro is the busiest port of entry into the United States, with some 90,000 people crossing the border daily. John Moore/Getty Images

By: Zach Noble

UPDATE (9:30 a.m. EDT): One of the “Shut Down All Ports of Entry” organizers has shed more light on why the protest was called off hours before it was supposed to begin: cartel threats.

“It was [a] cartel threatening a blood bath, [Facebook] hits coming [en] masse from Mexico,” Stasyi Barth told TheBlaze Saturday. “One of the organizers was being followed and was verbally told not to go.”

The plan had been to take a stand for American sovereignty, with ordinary citizens taking action to block the ports of entry along the U.S. border.

But early Saturday morning, a lead organizer of the “Shut Down All Ports of Entry” protest pulled the plug: Because of “an unsubstantiated threat of mass violence to attendees,” the event was cancelled mere hours before it was supposed to begin.

Read more: TheBlaze.com

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