A ‘human wall’ of over 800 students was formed along the border between Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, in a show of solidarity against US President Donald Trump’s anti-Mexican rhetoric. The chain began at the site where Pope Francis gave his speech at Cruz del Migrante on the banks of the Río Grande a year ago, in which he decried forced migration as a “human tragedy.”

The event was organized in Ciudad Juarez, in Chihuahua State, by Governor Javier Corral under the hashtag #murohumanomx on Twitter. The governor heavily criticized “The words with which Donald Trump has criminalized the Mexican population in the United States, the way in which he has described Mexico as an opportunistic nation and an exporter of criminals,” in a speech at the event. READ MORE