Cana­dian Worker Flies Mex­i­can Flag on Trump Build­ing

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

Va nc ou­ver : A Mexic a nborn Cana­dian con­struc­tion worker said he hung Mex­ico’s flag atop Van­cou­ver’s Trump In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel and Tower over the week­end to re­mind the bil­lion­aire who built the tower.Diego Reyna walked up 40 flights of stairs and recorded a 43-sec­ond video that said the build­ing wouldn’t ex­ist with­out im­mi­grants. “It was a sym­bolic act,” Reyna said on Tues­day. “When you say ev­ery­one in my fam­ily, my teach­ers, my chil­dren yet to be born are crim­i­nals and rapists, it is time to take a proac­tive ef­fort.”

In the video, he said Mex­i­cans per­formed ev­ery­thing from dry­wall to con­crete fin­ish­ing on the project. Dur­ing his cam­paign for the Repub­li­can pres­i­dent i a l nom­i­na­tion, Trump has been crit­i­cised for say­ing Mex­i­can im­mi­grants are bring­ing crime and drugs to the US and are “rapists.”

“This build­ing is stand­ing here today thanks to us, to our work,” he said. “There’s a lit­tle present for Mr Trump, so ev­ery time you judge us you can think who is build­ing your tow­ers.”

Reyna, 30, said in a sep­a­rate Face­book post that Mex­i­cans didn’t steal or rape but just did the best work they pos­si­bly could.

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