Trump supporters building own border wall told to leave a gate open

The building of a privately funded wall on the US border with Mexico has descended into acrimony as a local mayor received death threats and the government demanded a gate be kept open.

A group called "We Build The Wall," which raised more than $24 million from nearly 300,000 donors on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe, has so far built a mile of 20ft-high metal bollard fencing along the frontier.

The wall is located on private land outside Sunland Park, New Mexico, a town of 17,000 people across the border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, one of the most violent cities in the world.

In May Sunland Park issued a "cease and desist" letter to stop construction, saying "We Build The Wall" had not complied…

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