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Braided hair marks Trump protest on US-Mexico border

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 01:13

On inauguration day, fifty women from both sides of the United States and Mexico border gather on the El Paso del Norte International bridge to protest against President Donald Trump who has pledged to build a wall to keep out illegal immigrants. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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They call their protest "Braiding borders." These women, from both sides of the U.S. - Mexico border, uniting on a Mexican bridge, in opposition to now President Donald Trump and his stated plans to build a wall. Xochitl Nicholson helped organize the protest. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ORGANIZER OF PROTEST AND RESIDENT OF EL PASO, XOCHITL NICHOLSON, SAYING: "I think you can't build a wall between a home. El Paso and Juarez is one home. They are two different places but it's one space that lots of people occupy. The funny thing is that we've had a fence built through our home for a long time. It's not a new idea that someone decides that wall belongs where we live. I think, if anything we're making really clear in El Paso and Juarez is that anything can't take us apart from each other." Trump's wall has caused consernation in Mexico. During his campaign Trump accused Mexico of sending rapists and drug dealers across the border. Trump says, America will be stronger with a border wall. But these women say, BOTH countries will be stronger without it.

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Braided hair marks Trump protest on US-Mexico border

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 01:13