One Year After Jorge Gonzalez’s Death, Family Celebrates Jorge’s Life, Demands Action
Posted on July 13, 2021
Officers who brutalized Jorge still employed by Sheriff’s Department

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Dani Marrero Hi, 956-432-3193, danim@lupenet.org

EDINBURG, TX – This Thursday marks one year since the death of Jorge Gonzalez Zuñiga and his family has received no justice. The officers who broke Jorge’s neck during his Easter weekend arrest in April of 2020 have not been charged and, according to recent records, are still employed by Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.

In response, Jorge’s family and supporters are holding a protest at Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, July 15th, 2021 at 10 am. The protest will celebrate Jorge’s life, draw attention to his work as a farmworker, and demand the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Guerra be accountable to Jorge's family and the Hidalgo County community.

WHAT: Protest: 1-year since Jorge's death

WHO: Katia Gonzalez, sister of Jorge Gonzalez; members of Divest/Invest RGV and La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)

WHERE: Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, 711 E El Cibolo Rd, Edinburg, TX, 78541

WHEN: Thursday, Jul 15, 2021, 10am CDT

VISUALS: Jorge's farmworker work clothes, produce that Jorge picked, signs displaying photo of Jorge in the fields with text reading “I am Jorge, I am a farmworker, I am essential”



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