The outrage intensified after a Texas National Guard soldier shot a Mexican man.

On Saturday afternoon, multiple groups of Texas residents gathered at various locations along the U.S.-Mexico border as community groups and residents protested against Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star.

This operation has authorized the presence of soldiers along the border and has already resulted in one person injured on the Mexican side.

Three demonstrations took place this morning in the cities of El Paso, Brownsville and Pharr, and two more are scheduled for this afternoon in the San Juan and Presidio areas.

hese actions are part of the initiative called The Frontera Texas Organizing Project (FTOP), which demands an end to the anti-immigrant policies implemented by the Abbott administration at the border.

Activists, residents and migrant rights advocates used these protests under the slogan “La Frontera en Acción: Resisting Operation Lone Star” to denounce the policies that the Republican governor has established since March 2021.

Fernando Garcia, executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR), expressed in a press conference at the end of the march at the El Paso border that due to Abbott’s policies, Texas has assumed a role that belongs to the federal government and has caused unnecessary chaos at the southern border.

The outrage of these groups intensified in recent days after it was learned that a Texas National Guard soldier shot a Mexican national on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande last Saturday night.

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