EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Beto O’Rourke in Texas (all times local):

6:10 p.m.

Beto O’Rourke is marching with thousands of protesters through the streets of El Paso, Texas, decrying a border wall that President Donald Trump is in town to promote.

Wearing a black fleece pullover and stopping every few steps to hug supporters, O’Rourke is among a group walking close to the U.S.-Mexico border and along the city’s existing border fence.

The group is heading to a venue across a small side street from the arena where Trump is holding his own a rally.

O’Rourke told the crowd, “You make El Paso proud and you make the country proud.”

Protesters chanted “No wall!” and “Viva Beto!” as they proceeded.

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4 p.m.

President Donald Trump headed to the Texas border Monday to argue his case that walls work as Democrats spurn his demands for billions to build such a barrier.

Trump is bound for El Paso, aiming to reshape the debate around the wall following a damaging shutdown fight and with his signature 2016 campaign promise hanging in limbo. In a case of pointed political counterprogramming, Beto O’Rourke, the former Democratic congressman from Texas now mulling a presidential run, planned an evening El Paso march and rally against the wall with dozens of local civic, human rights and Hispanic groups.

The rallies launch a crucial week for Trump as Democrats and Republicans remain locked in negotiations over border wall funding ahead of a midnight Friday deadline that could force another government shutdown.





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