Published On: Fri, Nov 21st, 2014

Demonstrators burned 10 feet tall “Piñata” of President Peña Nieto in Mexico City

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Mexico City’s central plaza known as “Zócalo”,  was packed with demonstrators protesting against the allegedly government-sponsored massacre of the 43 students from the town of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero.

Protesters burned a President Enrique Peña Nieto Piñata and demanded his resignation with chants, alleging his involvement with drug cartels in the kidnapping and killing of the students.

This demonstration was the culmination of a march down from the Chapultepec area, along Paseo de la Reforma, all the way to the Zócalo Square, where the burning took place around 8:30 pm local time.


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10 feet tall Piñata of Peña Nieto burning in Mexico City (Photo: SDP Noticias)

10 feet tall Piñata of Peña Nieto burning in Mexico City (Photo: SDP Noticias)

But Mexico City was not the only place where this kind of demonstration took place.


Piñatas of Peña Nieto and local politicians, Irma Martínez and Alberto Martínez ready to be burned in Tijuana (Photo SDP Noticias)

Members of the Teachers Union of Baja California marched in the city of Tijuana, right on the Mexican – American border, just a few miles south of San Diego California.

Burning Piñatas in Tijuana (SDP Noticias)

Burning Piñatas in Tijuana (SDP Noticias)

They also burned an effigy of President Peña Nieto, along with two more piñatas of  local politicians, Irma Martínez and Alberto Martínez, the demonstration took place right in front of Tijuana’s “Palacio Municipal”.

While they burned the piñatas, the teachers chanted “De Yucatan a la Baja, la gente no se raja” (From Yucatan to Baja, the people won’t back down).

Piñata of Peña Nieto burning in Buenos Aires Argentina (Photo: Google)

Piñata of Peña Nieto burning in Buenos Aires Argentina (Photo: Google)

And all the way down on the Southern Hemisphere, in the city of Buenos Aires Argentina, activists also burned a piñata resembling the Mexican President.

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Javier “Chicharito” Hernández protested against the social injustice in Mexico through his Twitter account (Photo: Twitter)

Famous Mexican soccer player, Javier “Chicharito” Hernández also protested against the Ayotzinapa case, posting a photograph dressed in black and with the hashtag “todos somos ayotzinapa” (we all are Ayotzinapa).

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Calle 13 lead vocalist at the LAtin Grammy Awards Ceremony (Photo: SDP Noticias)

And at the Latin Grammy Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas, recording artist Calle 13 wore a t-shirt stating: “Ayotzinapa Faltan 43” (Ayotzinapa we are missing 43), as a sign of protest against social injustice in Mexico.

An singer Lila Downs dedicated her trophy to the families of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero.

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  1. Mike Newton says:

    When your children are being abducted and murdered by the police and mobsters working openly together,what can you do?
    The people are desperate.Something has to really change

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