March for Vanessa Guillen planned in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As the tragic story of Vanessa Guillen continues to unfold, a group of Houstonians plan to spend their Independence Day marching in her memory.

The immigrant family advocacy group FIEL is organizing a march in Guillen’s name that will take place downtown this evening.

Guillen is a Houston-native who went missing from Fort Hood in April and is presumed to have been murdered by a fellow soldier.

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“Me and other people felt very strongly about the situation,” said Andrew Rodriguez.

Rodriguez teamed up with FIEL to march alongside the Guillen family.

“You know, I have little sisters, little nieces. Some of them do want to join the military. When I see Vanessa, I see them,” he said.

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“I cannot in good faith celebrate the 4th of July in peace knowing the events that have happened,” an organizer wrote on Facebook. “Vanessa fought for us now it’s time to fight for her!”

The group is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at Discovery Green and make their way to City Hall.

SEE ALSO: Houston artists pay tribute to Vanessa Guillen

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