The first demonstrations in California prior to the arrival of Trump

News 13 March, 2018
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    Tuesday, 13 march 2018 03:45

    Tuesday, 13 march 2018 03:45

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    The first demonstrations were held Monday in California (west) on the eve of the first visit of the president of Donald Trump in the most populous country of the federation, a bastion of democrat.

    Nearly 200 people marched in downtown San Diego to protest the coming of the president and in particular his policy of anti-immigration in this city, which is adjacent to the border with Mexico.

    The republican president has to land Tuesday around 11 a.m., and then get to the border at Otay Mesa, just south of San Diego, on the site where are exposed the eight prototypes of the wall he wants to build on some 3 000 kilometres of border with Mexico, one of its main campaign promises.

    Ariel Norcross, which showed Monday, in San Diego in front of the Federal Building, was holding a sign on which read “no hate in the State doré” (“The Golden State”, the nickname of California). (..) I do not want the policy (Trump) in my State, in my country”.

    “These eight prototypes are not used for nothing (…) The people should be able to work around the walls, it is a waste of taxpayer’s money, and it is a way (to Trump) to divert attention away from all his problems”, she adds, since a procession where we see signs “no wall” and children poncho mexican on the shoulders of their parents.

    “I don’t know why he waited so long to come. But it is in the process of realizing that it is the place that opposes to him the more resistance here to the border, here in California,” concludes Ali Torabei, about the visit of the real estate magnate.

    After having examined the prototypes of wall, Donald Trump has to make a speech in front of military officers at the air base at Miramar and then fly to Los Angeles, where he is to attend a fund raising dinner for the republican party.

    The president of the Senate of california Kevin de Leon, a democrat, has carried out Monday afternoon for a gathering in Beverly Hills in anticipation of the coming of Trump Tuesday in this municipality well-to-do which is next to Los Angeles where should stand this dinner.

    The largest protest on Tuesday was organized at a church in San Ysidro from where you can see the border and where are the expected several hundred people.

    Kevin de Leon and the parliamentary Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, democrat of San Diego, should be present, as well as representatives of the association of civil rights ACLU.

    Protesters plan to develop a broad panel of interest to the president and asking him to “build bridges, not walls”, but a gathering of pro-Trump to greet this wall project is also planned.

    The visit of Trump comes at a particularly tense between the California and his administration, which has sued the “Golden State” last week for its policy of State “sanctuary” in the face of the undocumented.