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Clay Curtis
June 17, 2018

The Border Patrol says it's investigating an incident involving an indigenous man who is seen on video being struck by an agent's vehicle.

The Tohono O'odham Nation has land on the border with Mexico in southern Arizona, and opposes Trump's plan to build a wall.

"They just ran over me, bro". Remes was taken to a hospital for treatment and has since returned home.

He said he chose to turn his phone camera on before stepping into the road because he had an idea of what would happen next.

Tohono O'odham member Paulo Remes said he was outside his family's house in Topawa on Thursday, about 20 miles north of the U.S. -Mexico border, when he spotted the Border Patrol passing through town.

Border Patrol says they attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the driver kept driving and eventually crashed in front of a warehouse.

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Still, he said, leaders of the impoverished tribe were anxious about provoking the USA government and risking federal funds.

Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Edward D Manuel responded to the video in a statement on Friday, calling it "disturbing".

"The Nation is aware of disturbing video footage of the incident that has been posted online", it reads.

U.S Border Patrol ran over an O'odham man today on the Tohono O'odham Nation.

"This enforcement action demonstrates the United States Border Patrol's commitment to work with the Webb County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement partners to disrupt illicit activity, deny criminal organizations the ability to operate, and protect human life", Laredo Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Jose Martinez said in a statement.

However, the agency would not reveal the driver's identity yet as the matter "is still under investigation".

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