Thursday, 23 February, 2017

20000 in Mexico City protest Donald Trump's border policies

YURI CORTEZ Anti-Trump protests held in Mexico against US president's 'campaign of xenophobia'
Darrell Mcdonald | 16 February, 2017, 01:15

Tens of thousands of Mexicans protested Sunday against US President Donald Trump, hitting back at his anti-Mexican rhetoric and his pledges to make their country pay for his "big, beautiful" border wall.

Fox said Mexico would not sit still if Canada and the United States decide on a bilateral deal to replace NAFTA.

Numerous marchers were dressed in white as a sign of unity.

People also protested in several other Mexican cities, such as Tijuana, Monterrey and Morelia.

Trump has said he wants to renegotiate NAFTA, calling the deal one-sided and blaming it for gutting USA manufacturing. No violence was reported. However, if we really want to be secure, we would also have to build the moat across the southern border states of New Mexico, Arizona and California.

"Trump, pay for your own wall!"

Videgaray added that in some US states over the past three or four days, there had been signs of changes in some procedures relating to the treatment of undocumented migrants, and that in California, there had been more visible operations against migrants.

A university professor, who wore a shirt that read "Nasty Women Keep Fighting - a reference to Trump calling electoral rival Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman" - said Trump's policies need to be countered by a stronger Mexican government". An internal Department of Homeland Security report last week estimated the cost of the wall would be more than $21 billion, way higher than Trump's estimate of $8 billion to $12 billion.

Last week, immigration agents conducted numerous raids around the country, scooping up hundreds of undocumented immigrants.

Mexico sends 80 percent of its exports to the U.S., almost $300bn in goods in 2015.

"We need a real president who defends the rights of Mexicans, who stands up to Trump", one teacher said.

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