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About 200 people blocked traffic at the Otay Mesa border crossing Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

About 200 people blocked traffic at the Otay Mesa border crossing Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

OTAY MESA, Calif. – Nearly two hundred protesters halted traffic at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry Monday.

Cargo trucks were unable to move through the state Route-905 checkpoint leading into Mexico around 11 a.m.

Car dealership owners and residents gathered at the checkpoint to protest high fees and taxes associated with importing cars into Mexico.

San Diego police closed streets near the area for approximately 30 minutes, until protesters dispersed.

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