Slideshow: Binational Marchers Denounce Border Patrol Violence

On November 2, 2012, a collection of humanitarian groups organized a Bi-National Day of the Dead Procession. This procession began at 5pm in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora. Nearly 100 participants in each city wore white and carried candles and white flowers as they walked along the border fence passed the spot where José Antonio Elena Rodríguez was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol Agent the evening of October 10, 2012.
Marchers called for an end to Border Patrol violence and justice for both José Antonio Elena Rodríguez and the 19 other people killed by Border Patrol agents since 2010. Participants demanded an end to excessive force and transparent investigation into their deaths.
As they met by the border fence, participants peacefully sang songs, prayed and spoke with one another. Several family members of murdered children were in attendance, along with many community members showing their support.

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