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Victims' families protest against 'border brutality'

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Some local families are banding together, demanding justice for loved ones they say were killed by Border Patrol agents or Customs Officers.

The relatives held a protest Saturday at the San Ysidro Port of Entry against what they call "border brutality."

"What do we need to do for you to stop?" said Valentin Tachiquin.

Tachiquin's emotional outcry at the San Ysidro Port of Entry caught the attention of everyone, including people who were simply walking by.

"Nine shots to kill my daughter!" he shouted.

Tachiquin's daughter, Valeria Munique was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent on a Chula Vista street back in September.

Investigators say the mother of five was trying to leave the scene of an apparent criminal search and had used her car as a weapon.

Her father says that is not a valid explanation.

"We are tired -- it's just too much. He went above and beyond of police brutality," he said.

Tachiquin is one of several people who shared stories about losing a loved one at the hands of Border Patrol agents.

Reyna Guerrero's nephew, Carlos was just 19 years old when he was killed at the Arizona-Mexico border in March of 2011, after he allegedly ran from police.

She was among many who protested Saturday.

Many of them will also be traveling to Washington D.C. on Monday to try and convince lawmakers that the Border Patrol needs better training for agents and more transparency for their actions.

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