A funeral was held in the middle of the Ocotillo desert--one that involved mother nature.
At first glance, it may not seem like a ordinary funeral, but it symbolizes one because the message protesters are trying to get across is that their land is "dead."
Protesters held signs and marched, others dressed as the grim reaper.
Jim Pelley, a spokesperson of the protest shared his thoughts on the Beaureau of Land Management's plan: "They are destroying our lands out here in the desert." He continued "This beautiful desert here--they are destroying it for a wind project that has no wind." The Bureau of Land Management, called Saturday "Public Lands Day," and their mission statement is about sustaining the health of public lands.
This is something that some Ocotillo residents say is not happening.