Going into Juarez is a bumpy ride - literally. The border has planks and blocks that discourage anyone from ramming their vehicle through. It's new since I was last here and a sign of the times. And this is just to enter Mexico.
Once in the streets are empty. So are many shops, restaurants. and buildings. As the day progresses people go about their life the same as anywhere else. Mostly. Once the Federali's are in the area, it tends to clear out.
Only one area was hugely hard to get through. We went through around 6 security checks and passed an equal amount on the other side streets. Once a caravan of Federali's blazed down the road. Everyone slowed to gain distance between them and where ever they were headed. When the police escort and ambulance appeared, it was time to take another street.