A Mexican Flag Flew Atop a Canadian Trump Tower – Here’s Why

A Mexican Flag Flew Atop a Canadian Trump Tower – Here’s Why

A Mexican flag flew from the top of a Trump hotel in Vancouver, Canada over the weekend, and, as you might suspect, Donald Trump did not approve the symbolic message.

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"The flag was a reminder that in Canada we are united and Mexicans are not criminals. We are bringing positive things into society," Diego Saul Reyna, the 30-year-old Mexican and permanent resident of Canada behind the bandera-waving, told the HuffPost British Columbia.

Reyna, who doesn't actually work at the site, was inspired to hang the flag after hearing the frustrations of his Mexican and Muslim friends employed there.

"They kept telling me their frustration, their anger and their hurt but they can't say anything," Reyna, who was born in Chiapas, Mexico, said. "So I did it because I don't work there."

Reyna’s goal was to further illustrate to Trump how much his business depends on the immigrant workers he detests so much.



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Posted by Diego Saul Reyna on Saturday, April 2, 2016


"From the concrete pouring, finishing, drywall, taping, wood forming and general labour, Mexicans were there, building it," Reyna wrote on Facebook Saturday. "The comments Trump has made about us, did not stop us from doing the high quality work we have always done, in our home country or when we migrate to north america [sic].”

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The flag is no longer flying atop the tower, but, even if brief, we salute Reyna’s brave act of solidarity.