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8:28 pm
Sat June 11, 2011

Peace March In Juarez And El Paso

El Paso – A well-known Mexican poet whose son was killed by drug gang members has brought his call for peace to the U.S.

Javier Sicilia gathered about 1,500 followers during a week-long peace march that ended Friday in Ciudad Juarez, the most violent city in Mexico. He crossed into Texas on Saturday and spoke to hundreds of supporters at a park in downtown El Paso.

He says he wants justice for American citizens and residents who have been killed in Mexico. He also supports demands for the U.S. to grant asylum to those who have fled the violence in Mexico and a stop to the war on drugs.

Prosecutors in Mexico have said Sicilia's college-aged son was in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was killed in March.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.