Mexican-Canadian Construction Worker Places Mexican Flag Atop Trump Tower in Vancouver, BC

Diego Saul Reyna
Diego Saul Reyna

Diego Saul Reyna, a Mexican-Canadian construction worker, left a gift on top of the Trump Tower in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. To show solidarity with Mexico and to protest Donald Trump's comments disparaging Mexicans, Reyna on Saturday left a Mexican flag on top of the building.

Reyna posted his photo on Facebook and explained his motives:

WHY DID I PUT A MEXICAN FLAG ON THE ROOF TOP OF TRUMP TOWER VANCOUVER? Because from the concrete pouring, finishing, drywall, taping, wood forming and general labour, Mexicans were there, building it, doing good work, 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 the US/Canada, MR Trump, we did our best work, your tower here in Vancouver is premium quality, and we were a crucial part of it, not just Mexicans but immigrants as a whole, like your ancestors were, you are not native american, the insults you have said about us, have not changed our work ethics, while working on your tower Mexicans didn't steal anything nor raped anyone, we just did the best work we could possibly do, for my ourselves, our families and the future tenants in your building.


In an interview with CBC News, Reyna spoke of the GOP presidential candidate and his anti-immigration rhetoric.

"I put a Mexican flag on the roof of the Trump Tower in Vancouver, just to show that he is benefiting from us and that we are working hard on his projects and that we are not all criminals," Reyna said.

Although the flag was removed Sunday, Reyna says he hopes the message of "love and unity" will reach Trump.

Read more at the Canadian Broadcast Corp.

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