Friday, June 6, 2008

South Texas: Border wall protestors plan civil disobedience

Some border wall protestors planning a campaign of civil disobedience
By Joey Gomez and Steve Taylor

EDINBURG, June 6 - Some opponents of the border fence are preparing civil disobedience when the bulldozers move into the Rio Grande Valley late next month.
Speaking in an individual capacity, members of the No Border Wall coalition told the Guardian that a number of protests are planned, both locally and nationally. Members of the group made the comments after speaking out against the levee-wall plan at this week’s Hidalgo County Commissioner’s Court meeting.
“There are people ready to do civil disobedience, people who have experience in doing civil disobedience, who are not afraid to do that,” said No Border Wall coalition member Ann Cass.

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