1,000 People Protest Border Wall in Powerful Texas Rally
The Center for Biological Diversity joined about 1,000 people in Texas for a powerful rally against Trump's border wall. The two-day event featured social-justice and environmental groups marching 4 miles along the Texas-Mexico border. They converged on the town of Mission, where the wall would destroy an important butterfly preserve and cut off the century-old La Lomita Chapel.
We were proud to be part of this inspiring event with our banner reading, "No Walls in the Wild — Rechazamos el Muro."
Trump's wall endangers wildlife, habitat, public lands, communities and people. As the Center's Marta Segura put it, "Sacrificing due process and transparency to build a wall that isn't even necessary to 'protect public safety' is what no one can fathom. This beautiful, peaceful river valley must be preserved as a heritage to our children and grandchildren, not split apart in a symbolic, empty gesture of hatred and division."
Read more in The Monitor.