Occupy El Paso Holds Protest at the Paso Del Norte Bridge
POSTED: Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 8:52pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 2, 2012 - 12:24pm
EL PASO - Members of Occupy El Paso and Occupy Las Cruces held a protest on Sunday at the Paso Del Norte Bridge.
This time, instead of targeting Wall Street, they spoke out against the North American Free Trade Agreement. They chose Sunday because it's the 19th anniversary of NAFTA's creation. Members of the occupy movement claim the agreement has only furthered corporate greed.
"We're simply here so that the public continues to be aware of the failure of the dream we were sold, the corporate dream of NAFTA," Joe Heyman said.
Members of the occupy movement chose the Paso Del Norte Bridge because NAFTA helped open free trade with Mexico.
In all, about 40 demonstrators handed out flyers in front of the bridge.