Hundreds protest border wall in Downtown El Paso

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A group made up of various border and migrant advocacy groups joined Native American groups as they marched through the streets today in protest of President Trump’s proposed border wall.

Many held signs and chanted in opposition of the wall. Protestors said that even though the president took a step back from his demands for now, they don’t plan on backing down.

“We will continue to fight we will take the streets, we’re actually going to come and do this again and again if Trump continues to divide our families, to separate our families, or to actually insist on the idea of building this wall,” said Fernando Garcia, the Director of  the Border Network for Human Rights.

Border Network for Human Rights organized the march along with other local organizations.

They started at San Jacinto Plaza, stopped at the Santa Fe Bridge, and ended in the neighborhood of Chihuahuita, where construction to repair part of the border fence began a few months ago.  

Those who are for the wall say its a matter of safety and security. President Trump said if no deal is reached by February 15th, he’ll either shut down the government again or consider a national emergency declaration. 

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