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Man hangs Mexican flag from roof of Trump Tower in Vancouver

Diego Saul Reyna posted this photo on his Facebook page of the Mexican flag at the top of Trump Tower in Vancouver.
Diego Saul Reyna posted this photo on his Facebook page of the Mexican flag at the top of Trump Tower in Vancouver. Facebook

A Mexican man has caused a stir on social media after hanging his country’s flag from the roof of the Trump Tower in Vancouver.

Diego Saul Reyna is from Tuxtla Gutiérrez and now lives in B.C. He worked on the construction of the Trump Tower, slated to open some time this year.

In his Facebook post, Reyna said he put the Mexican flag on the roof in protest to the comments Trump has made about Mexican immigrants during the Republican race for US President.

During his presidential campaign kickoff speech last June, Trump portrayed immigrants from Mexico as

“bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”

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He also called for building a wall along the southern border of the U.S.

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Reyna said Mexicans helped build the Trump tower in Vancouver and they deserve recognition for their 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,” wrote Reyna on Facebook.

“[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[. Y]ou 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.”

Reyna’s post has been shared more than 2,000 times.

Global News has reached out to him for comment.

See his full post below: