Both the Lake Chapala and Guadalajara chapters of Democrats Abroad will stage separate vigils Saturday, June 30, in support of the “Keep Families Together” rallies being held in multiple cities across the United States, and others around the globe.
The event aims to protest the Trump Administration’s border policies, in particular the separation of parents and children crossing into the United States from Mexico.
It is backed by numerous groups in the United States, including the Domestic Workers’ Alliance, MoveOn.org, ACLU, VotoLatino, ColorLines.com, Familiesbeingtogether.org and Greenpeace.
In Ajijic, the gathering will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the “Broken Airplane sculpture” by Pranzo Bistro on the Carretera in La Floresta, Ajijic. Preceding this chapter’s rally, on Friday, June 29, 11 a.m., a group sign-making event will take place at Rio Papalaopan 66, in West Ajijic (past La Casa del Waffle, right onto Rio Lerma). Participants are encouraged to bring their ideas to this event or to make their own signs at home with positive messages.
The Democrats Abroad vigil in Guadalajara will take place from 11 a.m. to noon outside the U.S. Consulate General on Calle López Cotilla near Calle Progreso. They ask sympathizers to bring signs of their own making to hold and display.
A similar protest in front of the U.S. Consulate was held on Thursday, June 21, in which around 30 Mexican men, women and children took part.
Although President Donald Trump caved into political pressure and signed an executive order June 22 meant to end the separation of families at the border, many children have not been reunited with their parents.