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.

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