Protesters embrace while holding placards against the visit of US President Donald Trump after the shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Reuters

Governor urged Texans to ‘take matters into own hands’ on immigrants, day before El Paso massacre

  • Greg Abbott, the Republican governor, echoed the xenophobic rhetoric of US President Donald Trump in the fundraising letter he sent on August 2
  • His remarks also mirrored the racist ‘manifesto’ of the shooter, who killed 22 people at a Walmart near the US-Mexico border the day afterwards
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Protesters embrace while holding placards against the visit of US President Donald Trump after the shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Reuters
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