Protesters March Against Border Wall

August 31, 2008

By David Evans

Marchers protesting the construction of a barrier along the border walked from Socorro Mission to the Tigua Mission before their 10 am rally Sunday. They then travelled by caravan to the place on the Border Highway where heavy steel beams are being set to support a barricade between El Paso and Juarez. The beams can be seen from the Border Highway between the Yarbrough and Zaragoza exits.

People from New Mexico and from as far away as Sierra Blanca participated in the march which began in Fort Hancock Wednesday night and continued each morning through difficult weather conditions toward El Paso’s three valley missions. Sunday’s early events were covered by two local television stations, but one of the marchers said they had been invisible for the last three mornings.

About 40 marchers made the trek.

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