Local organizations announce protest the same day as Trump’s visit


The Border Network for Human Rights’ The March for Truth is scheduled to take place on the day President Trump is set to arrive to the Borderland for the Make America Great Again rally. 

Border Network for Human Rights will be joined by El Paso Women’s March and 40 other local organizations. 

“I think it represents exactly what we’re standing for which is we are so diverse we have such different needs. We are a community that engages with other communities across the border,” Lyda Ness-Garcia of the El Paso Women’s March said. 

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and former Congressman Beto O’Rourke are also expected to attend the event.

Organizers plan to have entertainment, food trucks and more than 60 local musicians to show what they see as the true colors of El Paso.

“To showcase what we are now in terms of people, that we are proud. It is not what is being presented. We are not violent. We are not in the mist of chaos and mayhem. El Paso is a peaceful community that engages with other communities across the border,” Executive Director of Border Network for Human Rights Fernando Garcia said.

They’re expecting Monday to be one of the largest gatherings the Borderland has seen on both sides of the issues.

“We’re going to see people that are going to go and listen to Trump and we respect that, but also we’re going to see people outside. A sea of people outside saying that El Paso is not what it is being presented,” Garcia said.

The event is set to begin at 5 p.m. along San Marcial Street near Bowie High School. The march will begin at 6 p.m. where they will head to Chalio Acosta Sports Center near the El Paso Coliseum, where the Trump rally takes place.

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