Thousands march against AMLO in Mexico City

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Protest for the policies of the President in the framework of his first Government report

Thousands of protesters marched this Sunday in Mexico City to protest the policies of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, during his presentation of the FirstGovernment Report.

“We are meeting to express disagreement about the way in which the decisions that the government is making for the country are being conducted,” said Homero Velázquez, co-founder of the civil group Chalecos México, one of the organizing groups of the protest.

The protest started in the capital of Mexico at 11:00 local time in the iconic Angel of Independence of the Paseo de la Reforma, bringing together around three thousand people who went to the Monument of the Revolution.

EFE / S.  Gutierrez

Throughout the protest, which took place in a peaceful manner, slogans such as “Outside Lopez” and “Mexico, Mexico” were heard. 
And banners were also read asking for the resignation of the president, the leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena), and others who denounced that the president is a “danger” to the country.

Velázquez explained that a dozen groups participated in the march, including Futuro 21, a new opposition platform by López Obrador and made up of members of the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), other parties and civil society figures.

He indicated that the purpose of this concentration is to ensure “the defense of the rule of law, respect for the Constitution and the defense of the progress of Mexico

He considered that the “hard data” reflects that López Obrador’s policies “are not working”, especially in economic matters.

In fact, in the presentation of the Government report from the National Palace, López Obrador acknowledged that the country’s economy has grown “little.”

The demonstration advanced from the Angel of Independence along the Paseo de la Reforma.  EFE / S.  Gutierrez

Mexico had zero growth of 0% in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the previous quarter, and the Government admitted a slowdown.

In a very similar sense, the protester Doris was also positioned, who said that citizens are “fed up” with López Obrador’s “authoritarianism.”

“He does not listen to the people. (…) He is a bad ruler and he does not know how to govern, the country is getting out of hand, especially in insecurity,” he said.

Another Protestant, the businessman Sergio Durán, explained that the country “stands”, especially in economic matters, and called for a change of government because “the people can no longer stand”.

“These mobilizations that we are making (that allow us) to have more strength, and not allow it to bankrupt this country,” he concluded.

From the National Palace, at the end of a speech that lasted for an hour and 40 minutes and in which he wielded most of his achievements and acknowledged some failures, the president had some words for his adversaries.

“It does not cease to exist, nor do we want them to disappear, the legitimate protests of the citizens or the claims of our adversaries,” said the president, who considered that “conservatives” are “nervous” and morally defeated. “

 

Source: informador, efe, telemundo

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