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There Was a ’Giant Picnic’ at the US-Mexico Border

Khushbu Shah - CNN
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October 11, 2017
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Instagram user @JR posted this ariel view of the "Giant Picnic" at the border

As the Trump administration eyes the border wall, so does an elusive French street artist.

Building a massive dining table across both sides of the US-Mexico border in the small Mexican town of Tecate, artist JR painted "the eyes of the dreamer" on top of the bench. In a special one-day-only setup, one eye is meticulously placed on either side of the border. People gathered around the table to enjoy the sun and the food on both sides.

In a post on his Instagram, people are sitting on benches at the "giant picnic," as he calls it. "[P]eople eating the same food, sharing the same water, enjoying the same music (half of the band on each side) around the eye of a dreamer," he says.



... The neighbors at the both sides of the border broke bread together Sunday, the same day the White House released an aggressive list of asks, including tough border security and immigration enforcement measures, for a DACA deal.

The street artist is known for his oversized installations, most recently of a 1-year-old named Kikito who overlooks the US-Mexican border from the Mexican side.



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