Published: Mon, February 11, 2019

Trump supporters stage a 'human wall' at U.S.-Mexico border

Trump supporters stage a 'human wall' at U.S.-Mexico border

In January, O'Rourke said that walls on the border "ensure death".

The dueling rallies come after Trump claimed in his State of the Union speech last week that a border fence separating El Paso from Mexico reduced the city's high crime rate.

" The resistance ranges from officials in the border town of Nogales, Arizona taking down his newly installed, flesh-slicing, maximum-security-prison-flavored coils of razor wire on an existing border fence - WTF on the US side yet - universally blasted as "inhuman" to New Mexico's governor withdrawing most National Guard troops from the border, condemning Trump's "charade (of) fear-mongering" and even making a wild video in which she hurls herself through multiple walls to show what she thinks of the whole ignoring-real-problems-to-build-a-stupid-racist-wall thing".

As of 2014, Federal Bureau of Investigation data show El Paso still had the third lowest violent crime rate among 35 USA cities with a population over 500,000 - just as it did before the fence was built.

The group gathered near Sunland Park, New Mexico, linking arms and chanting "build a wall", according to CNN affiliate KFOX.

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.

Beto O'Rourke, the former Democratic Texas congressman who is considering a 2020 White House bid, will join a march Monday night to protest Republican President Donald Trump's rally at the same time in the border town of El Paso.

Women's March El Paso has organized a counter to Trump's visit.

The statements have been widely rejected by city officials. "Law enforcement in our community continues to keep us safe", El Paso Mayor Dee Margo tweeted following the State of the Union address.

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