BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY RESIDENTS SAY NO TO BORDER WALL
BROWNSVILLE-The Virgen of Guadalupe says NO to Border WALL of DEATH
On the day of the ‘Virgen de Guadalupe’, Wednesday December 12, 2007 Brownsville community residents came out by the hundreds to PROTEST the Border WALL of Death that President Bush and DHS head Chertoff want to ‘ram’ down by force the throats of people in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) held the second ‘public hearing’ on the environmental impact of the proposed Border Wall (…of Death). The ‘dog & pony show’ was a copy cat of the McAllen public hearing the previous day except they rented the whole Convention Center to NOT allow the community to rally inside next door to their hearing.
After the rally community residents and public officials went in to the convention center to go and file their complaints to DHS representatives.
The community had a protest march from the entrance of the convention center to the front doors of the center. The community residents had to hold their rally in an open field outside with winds and threatening rain. Even the Mayor of Brownsville was ‘thrown-out’ into the street from his own convention center!Southwest Workers Union taking the frontal struggle against the WALL OF DEATH!!!!