Dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump’s border security efforts heeded his call to “build a human wall if necessary” by literally forming a human wall Saturday across a gap in the southern border fencing just across the boundary line from Ciudad Juarez in Mexico.
The demonstrators linked hands as they stood in line at the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday near at Sunland Park, N.M., according to the Washington Post.
The newspaper notes that some of the men and women waved American and Confederate flags while others wore signs around their necks bearing Trump rhetoric: “Stop the drugs that destroy our youth!” and “STOP CHILD TRAFFICKING.”
Trump last week posted on Twitter that “tremendous numbers of people are coming up through Mexico,” adding that “we will build a Human Wall if necessary.”
Tremendous numbers of people are coming up through Mexico in the hopes of flooding our Southern Border. We have sent additional military. We will build a Human Wall if necessary. If we had a real Wall, this would be a non-event!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2019
Apparently, some of the president’s supporters took his tweet literally.
The demonstration came just two days before Trump’s visit to El Paso, Texas for a 2020 campaing rally on Monday.
While thousands of Central American migrants wait to enter the United States, a group of U.S. citizens gathered on the border to link arms and make a human border wall. pic.twitter.com/WeyMfHos81
— WDBJ7 (@WDBJ7) February 10, 2019