People of various races and religions along with immigrant advocates took to the streets for what they call an action against white supremacy.
The protestors marched though several city blocks in downtown El Paso on Wednesday evening.
Escorted by police, close to 400 people — some from as far away as Colorado — gathered and raised their voices against white supremacy and what they say are unjust policies from the current administration.
“This is the moment that we collectively are launching a major national tour against racism, white supremacy, militarization, criminalization of immigrants and other communities,” said Fernando Garcia, director of the Border Network for Human Rights.
Some might ask white supremacy? In El Paso?
“What happened August the third was the coming of three evils that connected that day,” Garcia said.
Garcia attributes racism, militarized weapons and the Trump administration’s policies to those three evils.
“We will not be silent any longer,” added Minister Nori Rost, who came from Colorado to join the protest.
“We’re demanding a better nation than we have now with our current administration,” Rost said.
Garcia indicated there’s one message he hopes to relay to those watching.
“All the poor, dispossessed, abused people, are coming together uniting against these evils that are actually keeping discrimination alive but also more important that are keeping our people oppressed,” Garcia said.