This picnic at the US-Mexico border shows how Trump's wall will never divide humanity

Greg Evans
Tuesday 17 October 2017 15:45
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Picture:(Instagram/JR)

During his campaign for Presidency, Donald Trump declared that "I will build a great wall - and I will make Mexico pay for that wall."

Since arriving in the White House he and his administration haven't exactly been able to get this wall concept off the ground but that doesn't mean that there isn't already wall on the US-Mexican border.

Walls run all along the border between the two countries but a few days ago, one location, along the stretch was witness to a very special art installation.

French street artist JR set up a bench on either side of the wall in the small Mexican town of Tecate, which lies at the base of California.

Upon the table is the image of two eyes staring back up at sky but one the bench itself people from both America and Mexico began to have a picnic.

JR shared the following video on his Instagram account.

JR called the piece "The Great Picnic."

CNN quote him as saying:

People eating the same food, sharing the same water, enjoying the same music (half of the band on each side) around the eye of a dreamer.

CNN report that JR was convinced that the picnic would be dispersed and removed swiftly by the authorities, however the opposite happened.

A video posted by his fellow artist, Mia Maestro shows JR on one side of the wall sharing a cup of tea with US federal agent.

Last month Donald Trump brought to an end the "Dreamers" program which was set up by Barack Obama in 2012.

The policy now as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, allowed for some immigrants who arrived as children to stay in America and were eligible for work and free from deportation.

This would have to be renewed every two years but Trump has now demanded that Congress dissolve it over the next six months and find an tougher alternative.

JR later installed a large sculpture of child overlooking the wall in the same location.

HT CNN

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