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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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Families Belong Together Rally – Brownsville, TX

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: