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Conservation and human rights groups will gather to protest new border wall

Conservation and human rights groups will gather Saturday to protest new border wall construction near the Santa Teresa Port of Entry, west of El Paso, Texas. The rally is expected feature speakers, musicians, faith leaders and a sunset vigil in the path of the border wall’s construction. Local and regional residents will join artists and organizers they say to decry Trump’s wall and highlight the human suffering and environmental devastation caused by border militarization.

“We will not sit idly by while Trump forces his obscene border wall on southern New Mexico,” said Kevin Bixby, executive director of the Southwest Environmental Center. “We invite the world to join us in rejecting Trump’s wall, resisting further militarization of our communities and reclaiming space for our people and wildlife.”

Groups organizing and participating in the rally include the Southwest Environmental Center, the Center for Biological Diversity, the ACLU Border Rights Center, NM CAFe, Sierra Club and Defenders of Wildlife.

What: “All Against the Wall” Rally

When: Saturday, June 2, 5 – 8 p.m.

Where: Ave. Casas Grandes, south end cul-de-sac, near Santa Teresa Port of Entry, Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

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