Mexicans took to the streets in different parts of the country to defend the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation and the Rule of Law.
In Mexico City, thousands of members of civil society left the Monument to the Revolution towards the building of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation to express their support, in the face of the direct attacks from the National Palace and members of AMLO’s Morena political party.
With chants such as “Do not touch the Court”, “Out with López, long live Piña” and “Mexico, Mexico, Mexico”, the contingent walked on Avenida Juárez to head towards the Supreme Court, where a confrontation took place with another group of protesters (AMLO’s followers) who are against the Court.
The group reached the gates of the compound and those who were in the place started a provocation, which was about to cause a confrontation, had it not been for the prompt intervention of agents of Citizen Security of Mexico City.
🔴 Lo que parecía una manifestación pacífica en defensa de la Suprema Corte, se convirtió en un enfrentamento al llegar a la @SCJN entre quienes apoyan a los ministros y simpatizantes de @PartidoMorenaMxhttps://t.co/UAZQgxm1Yl— El Sol de México (@elsolde_mexico) May 28, 2023
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Civilians who took part on the march in defense of the Supreme Court began to tear off the banners and cardboard signs that the protesters who are against the Court had placed in the entrance of the building, which caused the start of some pulling, shoving and insults, immediately, the police officers acted to stop the brawl.
So, what started as a peaceful demonstration in defense of the Supreme Court, turned into a confrontation when the demonstrators started throwing objects by those who asked for the defense of the Supreme Court President Norma Piña.
Both groups started yelling, pushing and slapping each other. Some of the AMLO’s followers started to get very violent against the demonstrators (who they called ” fifis “, a nickname made popular by Lopez Obrador to offend those who are against his illegal actions), but of course, AMLO’s followers were greatly outnumbered.
The Ministry of the Interior, through its Twitter account , reported that the march in defense of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in Mexico City managed to gather 2,000 people; but other media outlets reported at least 20,000.