On April 10, 2013, hundreds of people gathered on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico boundary, uniting at the wall which divides Nogales, Sonora and Nogales, Arizona. The occasion was a binational vigil and protest on the six-month anniversary of the killing of 16-year-old José Antonio Elena Rodriguez, gunned down by the U.S. Border Patrol on October 10, 2012.
We protested six months without justice: six months without even knowing the names of the agent(s) who shot José Antonio from the U.S. side of the divide; six months with no charges filed against anyone in the Border Patrol by U.S. authorities; six months of grief and frustration.
But there had also been six months of struggle; six months of organizing; six months of not letting people forget. So there many of us stood on April 10, at the very spot where José Antonio died, the second large mobilization at the border wall since his death.