‘Wish we could be there’: Trump supporters gather in Downtown El Paso

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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated throughout.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — On Wednesday afternoon, protesters could be seen in downtown El Paso waving Trump 2020 flags and marching from San Jacinto Plaza to the Oregon Street overpass.

Photo by Shelby Kapp.

“We’re here protesting, peacefully and we’re standing with President Trump,” said El Pasoan Connie Mendoza.

Mendoza added that she is aware of the protests happening at the Capitol.

“Well, wish we could be there,” said Mendoza.

The protest was organized by Irene Armendariz Jackson, who ran unsuccessfully against Congresswoman Veronica Escobar for Texas’ 16th Congressional District, who said she wanted to ensure that the election was conducted fairly.

“Everyone knows what’s going on in DC, everyone knows about the election being stolen and, just mathematically, the way that it happened is not possible for Biden to have won,” she said. “In a republic, our forefathers left us a blueprint of how the elections are supposed to be conducted and how you are supposed to certify the elections, and the way that they did it in the middle of the night, we just want to tell the world, ‘we see you.'”

Another protestor, Stacey Rossi, said she came out to show her support for Donald Trump, saying she believes Trump won the election by a landslide.

Photo by Shelby Kapp.

“I heard about them charging the capitol, and patriots are getting very frustrated and patriots are going to start rising up, so I’m cool with what’s going on at the capitol.”

The protest ended around 3 p.m. at San Jacinto Plaza, where there were a few law enforcement officers present. There were no incidents at the event, unlike what occurred in the nation’s capitol on Wednesday.

“We are standing with the peaceful protestors in Washington,” said El Pasoan Juan Aguirre, Jr., who joined the El Paso protest on Wednesday.

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