Marchers protest plans for border wall in South Texas – Arkansas News

Marchers protest plans for border wall in South Texas – Arkansas News

USA Today NetworkKirsten Crow, Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times
Published 6:20 p.m. ET Aug. 12, 2017 | Updated 11:59 p.m. ET Aug. 12, 2017


In the city of Mission,TX, activists are expected to gather at Our Lady of the Guadalupe Catholic Church for a prayer walk to La Lomita – the chapel that inspired the city’s name – ending on the chapel’s grounds with a rally and picnic.
USA Today Network – Texas

MISSION, Texas — Gracie Ramos is accustomed to her beliefs taking her miles by foot across South Texas streets.

She and the other faithful of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church trek each Palm Sunday from the large brick church to the small, simply structured La Lomita, a chapel not far from the banks of the Rio Grande and the inspiration for the name of the city where she has always lived — Mission.

Saturday, she and hundreds of others walked the same 4-mile route through the heavy August air. There were no palms in hand. Instead, they carried signs condemning President Trump’s proposed border wall and promoting care for the community’s natural and cultural assets.

On the sloped, graveled levees that lead away from the main road — the last half-mile stretch to the chapel — is where construction of a border wall has been proposed.

Community leaders say doing so would likely cut off the historic church from the rest of the city, trapping it in a no-man’s land between the wall and the winding, languid Rio Grande.

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