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April 19, 2017

Thousands Protest Trump and Peña-Nieto in Mexico City


The resistance spread south of the border with protests sprouting all over Mexico today.

An estimated 20,000 thousand protesters marched in Mexico City through the Paseo De La Forma (a wide avenue that runs diagonally across the heart of Mexico’s Capital) and then gathered at the Angel of Independence monument to protest all things Trump, as well as Mexico’s own leader Enrique Peña-Nieto.

A wall made out of cardboard blocks was erected at the foot of the monument with the words “Xenophobia,” “Discrimination,” “Exclusion” and “Racism” spray-painted over it to protest Trump’s plans to build a wall that the U.S cannot really afford, while Mexico’s leader and his ruling PRI party were put on blast for their all-around (I’m supposed to throw the word “alleged” in here) corruption in Mexico’s government.

Protesters from Vibra Mexico–a coalition of nonprofits, media outlets and university groups organized various anti-Trump protests in 19 cities across the country. According to reports 3,000 police officers were on hand in Mexico City, No injuries were reported and no arrests were made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A friend of mine happened to be in Mexico City during the protest today. He took a bunch photos that he allowed me share on this here Hiss Fit. He described the protest as peaceful, amazing and shameful at the same time.

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