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USA: Beto O'Rourke joins 15,000-strong demo against Trump's El Paso rally

United States, El Paso, TX
February 12, 2019 at 09:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters marched against US President Donald Trump's 'Make America Great Again' rally in El Paso on Tuesday.

Over 15,000, according to estimates, assembled outside the Bowie High School, where Trump was due to rally with his supporters.

The protesters exhibited banners and placards denouncing the president and his policies, as well as proposed border wall on the Mexican border. US representative Veronica Escobar addressed the crowd, labeling Trump's stance on migration as the "politics of cruelty."

In the evening, the protesters marched through the city and attended a rally with Beto O'Rourke, who is touted as a potential 2020 presidential candidate for the Democratic party.

O'Rourke urged the protesters to keep opposing Trump's rule, and reminded them of Tornillo, a temporary detention facility for migrant children which was closed after it was met with prolonged protests.

"You formed the pressure that developed the political will to put an end to it, and as of tonight Tornillo is closed and out of business. There's not a single child there anymore, and you made it happen," he said.

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Thousands of protesters marched against US President Donald Trump's 'Make America Great Again' rally in El Paso on Tuesday.

Over 15,000, according to estimates, assembled outside the Bowie High School, where Trump was due to rally with his supporters.

The protesters exhibited banners and placards denouncing the president and his policies, as well as proposed border wall on the Mexican border. US representative Veronica Escobar addressed the crowd, labeling Trump's stance on migration as the "politics of cruelty."

In the evening, the protesters marched through the city and attended a rally with Beto O'Rourke, who is touted as a potential 2020 presidential candidate for the Democratic party.

O'Rourke urged the protesters to keep opposing Trump's rule, and reminded them of Tornillo, a temporary detention facility for migrant children which was closed after it was met with prolonged protests.

"You formed the pressure that developed the political will to put an end to it, and as of tonight Tornillo is closed and out of business. There's not a single child there anymore, and you made it happen," he said.

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