Trump, O'Rourke to lead opposing border wall rallies in El Paso
SAN ANTONIO - President Donald Trump is expected to rally in El Paso today for a border wall, but former El Paso congressman Beto O'Rourke has other plans.
O'Rourke is planning to lead a march in El Paso against the wall during the same time as President Trump's rally.
Trump's rally, which is expected to start at 7 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum, will push for funding for a border wall. The rally comes only four days before the possibility of another government shutdown or a declaration of a national emergency over what the president has called a national security crisis at the U.S./Mexico border.
Just last week, around 2,000 migrants arrived in Piedras Negras seeking asylum just across from Eagle Pass. In his State of the Union, President Trump called for more security at the border and a need for more troops.
According to an El Paso article, O'Rourke 's march against the wall, which will take place about a mile away from Trump's rally, is being described as an "opportunity to take control of the narrative."
O'Rourke's rally, called a "March for Truth," will take place at 5 p.m. at a local high school and is being led by Border Network for Human Rights and Women's March El Paso.