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March in El Paso denouncing racism and calling for stronger gun laws after mass shooting

Posted at 7:28 AM, Aug 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-11 07:49:05-04

EL PASO, Texas (LEX 18) — More than 100 people marched through El Paso, Texas on Saturday denouncing racism and calling for stronger gun laws.

The march came one week after 22 people were killed in a mass shooting that authorities said was carried out by a gunman targeting Mexicans.

Demonstrators dressed in white to symbolize peace and carried 22 white wooden crosses representing the victims.

According to an arrest document, the man charged in the attack told police he targeted Mexicans at the store with an AK-47 rifle.