Trump visited the southern border city of McAllen, TX while pursuing $5B in funding for a border wall which, of course, resulted in the longest shutdown of the federal government.
Trump’s supporters and counter-protesters lined either side of the demonstration area, later co-mingling in confusion when Trump’s motorcade emerged from a driveway at the local airport.
One of the tensest protest situations we’ve attended. At least 2 arrests, and caught on our camera. Murmurs of possible domestic terror threat interdicted by law enforcement; what’s the narrative of politically-motivated aggression by Trump supporters?
Here is a bit of our work:
Poli Pix joined Beto O’Rourke along a tour of 4 Central and South Texas cities as his promising campaign to unseat Ted Cruz is gaining ground in the polls and has already overshadowed Ted Cruz’s fundraising performance for 5 straight reporting periods.
Between August 17-18, Beto swung through local events hosted in San Antonio, Laredo, McAllen, and Brownsville, Texas, firing up local activists as part of what his campaign is calling the Border Surge – a concerted effort to boost turnout in South Texas’ border communities.
San Antonio (8/17):
1,000 miles to Brownsville.
That was the distance facing me in Missouri after I received a call from a Texas Civil Rights Project team member interested in booking Poli Pix Co. to help support their role in Thursday’s Families Belong Together Rally.
In the midst of national attention focused on the migrant crisis – erupting in family separation practices and inhumane conditions for those leaving violence in dangerous parts of the world – I paused with my opportunity to support one of the organizations leading closest to the ground.
“Count me in. I’ll be there.”
16 hours later I arrived in Brownsville to a1,500+ person crowd, fired-up and in solidarity in the fight against the Trump regime. Here are some shots from the what happened next:
This Saturday, Poli Pix joined roughly 200 activists gathered in Santa Teresa, NM to protest the continued construction of the 2000+ mile border wall along the southern U.S. border.
With temperatures topping out at 100 degrees, demonstrators called attention to the ecological consequences of the structure across the Chihuahuan and Sonoran deserts, expressing collective dismay at the Trump administration’s spending on the structure.
New Mexico statewide Democratic primary candidates Billy Garrett, Garrett VeneKlasen, and Bill McCamley were in attendance.
Please contact us to view our full gallery of the event.