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Local Democratic party replaces protests with party ahead of presidential visit

Local Democratic party replaces protests with party ahead of presidential visit

The El Paso County Democratic Party is replacing protests with party during the visit of President Donald Trump to El Paso on Monday.

Iliana Holguin, the chair of the El Paso County Democratic Party, said the group is organizing a celebration with live music and local artists that highlight the Borderland’s culture.

“What we want to do when he comes is basically correct that narrative that the president has started about El Paso,” said Holguin.

During the president’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, the president said El Paso used to have extremely high rates of violent crime before the border fence was built.

But according to the FBI’s violent crime database, the border fence did not deteriorate violent crime statistics in El Paso.

"We want to take this opportunity to show the country and world really what kind of community El Paso is,” said Holguin.

A time and location for the celebration have not been announced.

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