Erasmo Calzadilla

HAVANA TIMES – On Saturday there was a march in Dallas, Texas, against recent executive measures affecting immigration. I saw people of all ages, colors, cultures and genders, opposed to the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico and against the law that denies the entry to the US of political refugees from countries “Promoters of Terrorism.”

I witnessed an environment loaded with energy and fury; mockery and caricatures of Donald Trump. The police did not approach at all, although I did see some police cars parked about a block away.

What impressed me most was the number of super-young girls politically involved and full of inexhaustible vigor. They were on the battle front and made themselves heard without a megaphone. Also there were people from the LGBT movement with their striking flags, sympathizing with a struggle that is not exactly theirs.

I was also impressed to see so many gringos defending immigrants with such passion. There was a minimum of organization, people sharing snacks and others picking up trash. I approached one of these and told him how good it seemed that the garbage collection was organized. He told me in English: it’s not organized; I’m doing it on my own. Or so I understood.

Without more, I leave them with the photos; they say more than a thousand words. Sorry for the quality, it’s not the camera’s fault.

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Erasmo Calzadilla

Erasmo Calzadilla: I find it difficult to introduce myself in public. I've tried many times but it doesn’t flow. I’m more less how I appear in my posts, add some unpresentable qualities and stir; that should do for a first approach. If you want to dig a little deeper, ask me for an appointment and wait for a reply.

11 thoughts on “Pro-immigrant Demonstration in Dallas

  • The difference between Obama’s and Trump is that Obama carried out his policy without dressing it into hate and racism. Obama never called Mexicans rapists and gangsters, never told that refugees were terrorists, and never stopped green card holders to go back into the country. Trump has ignited a cauldron of racism, fear and hate and that is what has some people very happy and others very upset.

  • Where did you see that wall between Mexico and Guatemala? Or are you just repeating an ‘alternative fact’? There is nor wall between these two countries, only pieces of fence close to the official entrance points in the frontier. Guatemalans had it very easy to cross into Mexico.

  • So when you proposed protests in support of women and homosexuals in Saudi Arabia and Iran, you were not expressing your own willingness to organize such a demonstration, but rather you were simply attacking those who are demonstrating in support of immigrants to the US.

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