Thousands of protestors in over a dozen cities in Mexico take to the streets in order to protest against the Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto as well as US President, Donald Trump, saying the nation wants “bridges not walls.”
Demonstrators in over a dozen cities in Mexico protested in the streets against the Mexican president, Enrique Pena Nieto as well as the US President, Donald Trump.
Protestors have been waving Mexican flags, as well as anti-Trump signs in English and Spanish. Many protests also chanted against their own president, calling him a weak leader who “presided over rampant corruption and violence at home.”
Regarding Trump, Jorge Ruiz, a 62-year-old protestor said: “He’s such a bad man and he shouldn’t act the way he does.” One banner said: “Mexicans demand respect, we want bridges not walls.” Another said: “Trump you diminish America.”
Maria Paro Cassar, an organiser of one of the marches said that Trump has been making Mexicans “his favourite target.”
“His policies are a global threat that go against pluralism and diversity and they represent a particular threat to Mexico.”
“We are sending a message to Donald Trump: No wall. No immigrant raids. No aggression to Mexico,” said Denise Dresser, another protestor. “Mexico has never been so threatened and never have we had a government so incompetent.”
Protesting President Enrique Pena Nieto
Many of the organizers singled out the Mexican president, Enrique Pena Nieto, as a major obstacle. Victor Robledo, a 28-year-old office worker, said: “We’re also marching today to demand that our own rulers put an end to corruption and so much loss of life here and actually look out for the good of the country, not just themselves.”
In a poll last month, the approval ratings of Pena Nieto were at 12%- the lowest approval rate of any president in decades.
Details of the Protests?
It is recommended that readers wait until polls or reliable and informative footage of the protests is released before assuming the details.