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Beto O'Rourke to speak at march, celebration while President Trump holds rally

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas, after being defeated by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped up spending on digital advertising played a key role in midterm battleground races, offering a lesson for potential presidential contenders in 2020.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke will speak at a march at the same time President Donald Trump will be holding his campaign rally at the El Paso County Coliseum on Monday.

O’Rourke’s office released the following statement:

Beto O’Rourke will join with his city on Monday evening to show the country the reality of the border -- a vibrant, safe, binational community that proudly celebrates its culture, history, diversity and status as a city of immigrants. While some try to stoke fear and paranoia, to spread lies and a false narrative about the U.S.-Mexico border and to demand a 2,000 mile wall along it at a time of record safety and security, El Paso will come together for a march and celebration that highlights the truth.

The march will begin at Bowie High School at 5 p.m. and people will then march to Chalio Acosta Sports Center where the celebration of El Paso will happen.

O’Rourke is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. from Chalio Acosta Sports Center.

Schedule:

  • 5:00 p.m. MT Gather at Bowie High School, 801 S San Marcial St. in El Paso
  • 6:00 p.m. MT March to Chalio Acosta Sports Center, 4321 Delta Dr. in El Paso
  • 6:30 p.m. MT Celebration of El Paso with music and speakers
  • 7:00 p.m. MT Beto O’Rourke speaks at El Paso celebration

President Trump campaign rally is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

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