By Frank Gormlie
In a parking lot of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in San Ysidro, 500 San Diegans rallied against President Trump and his wall. Trump was over at the prototypes during part of the rally.
The general theme, “Build Bridges Not Walls”, was highly visible as a variety of faith-based organizations and groups that have mobilized since Trump’s election came together to oppose his policies on the wall, immigration and other issues. Folks from Women’s March, Indivisible, ImpeachTrump mingled with immigrants’ rights groups and Democratic party activists.
Speakers from a variety of views – reflecting the groups that organized the event – delivered messages critical of Trump with calls for immigration reform.
A host of local, Mexican and national media covered the event.
This reporter spoke with individuals who had attended earlier rallies – such as one at the IRS building in downtown San Diego where several hundred attended and the one at the border itself, where dozens held anti-Trump and anti-wall signs.
Trump was reportedly only at the prototypes for about 45 minutes and then was ferried back to Miramar air station.