Aug. 28, 2008
The Associated Press
EL PASO, Texas -- About a dozen people are walking from Fort Hancock to El Paso to protest construction of the border fence.
The opponents of the fence are planning to finish the 55-mile trek by Saturday and then continue their protest in nearby Sunland Park, N.M.
Chanting as they marched Thursday, the protesters carried signs decrying the planned 100 miles of new border fencing in far West Texas and New Mexico. Parts of the new fencing are already being built in front of existing chain-link fencing in east El Paso.
The protest, dubbed the March for Peace and Unity, is being organized by several local immigrant rights groups.