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Another day, another march

There are several documentaries under production on the Border Wall issue. One day, you will wake up, roll over, and be held captive by one produced by a determined and generous soul who has been in the mix practically since the day Congress approved the Secure Fence Act.

For now, we have Nat Stone's well-crafted installments via YouTube.

Here are two dispatches from the current protest walk from Roma to Brownsville. (It runs through the 16th, so if you are so inclined peek in at Smart Borders for the daily itinery.)

Second day of March 8-16 Roma-Brownsville protest walk...




From the Rio Grande Guardian:

About 50 border fence protestors, mostly students and teachers, have completed the third day of their walk from Roma to Brownsville.

Many more protestors are expected when the marchers reach Mission and McAllen.

By Monday evening, the marchers had reached La Joya. By tonight (Tuesday) they hope to have reached La Lomita Chapel in Mission, where the Rev. Roy Snipes will cook a barbecue for them.
Crystal Canales is the "poster child" of the latest walk because the petite 20-year-old UTB psychology student walks in front with a "No Al Muro" sign.

"This issue is very personal issue for me because I am from the Valley. I think the border wall is unfair. It will divide our communities," Canales said.

"With this walk we want to send a message to the government that we will not back down, we will not go away and we will fight for the property owners who are facing litigation. They have rights too."

The protestors set off from Roma on Saturday and plan to arrive in Brownsville next Sunday, March 16, when a rally will take place in the Jacob Brown Auditorium at the University of Texas at Brownsville. Hundreds of high school students, bused in by St. Joseph's Academy in Brownsville, are slated to join the rally.


Posted by Greg Harman on 3/12/2008
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