The U.S. Forest Service is warning the public to stay away from an area of the Coronado National Forest where shipping containers commissioned by Gov. Doug Ducey are being erected as a barrier on the border with Mexico and where armed individuals are standing guard to protect the workers who are building the temporary wall.

Starr Farrell, a spokeswoman with the Forest Service’s office in Tucson, said the armed individuals guarding the containers and the construction workers are “a group of people meeting up on social media, they’re protecting the workers and the containers.”

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