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Trump supporters form human wall at southern border

President Trump Preps for El Paso Rally Trump Supporters Form Human ‘Wall’ Along U.S.-Mexico Border
Jeannette Daniel | 11 February, 2019, 22:39

The president mentioned El Paso in his State of the Union address last week as an example to support his demand for a wall.

The activists appeared to universally support the president and his long-held pledge to build a border wall, and they seemed to be making their own symbolic barrier where the border fence now finishes.

The demonstrators gathered at the border where an existing barrier ends as they called for a wall to continue further.

Dozens of people linked hands and formed a human wall to demonstrate in favor of the construction of the border wall between the United States and Mexico, at the border between Sunland Park, New Mexico on February 9, 2019.

Reuters The protest comes ahead of President Donald Trump's planned visit Monday to nearby El Paso.

O'Rourke has denounced Trump on Twitter for stoking "false fear" about immigrants and said the city must use the president's visit to "tell the true story about the border". The former congressman is scheduled to deliver his speech at around the same time Trump takes the stage.

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Many locals questioned why Trump said the city was once one of the nation's most unsafe cities, prompting a written response from El Paso's Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar.

O'Rourke is due to take part in the "March for Truth: Stop the Wall, Stop the Lies" event that will pass close to Trump's venue at the El Paso County Coliseum.

In an interview Monday on Fox News, the commissioner of Texas' Department of Agriculture touted the effectiveness of fencing in El Paso, saying that crime dropped significantly in the city.

In response to his statement, Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar wrote to Trump asking him to apologize to the residents of the city - which she represents - for his comments.

"These distortions about our vibrant community are harmful to our reputation and degrade our spirit", Escobar wrote.

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