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No Al Muro – McAllen, TX

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:

An original video piece for a sense of the event.

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Beto’s Border Swing Through South Texas

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):

Laredo (8/17):

Laredo (8/18):

McAllen (8/18):

Brownsville (8/18):