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Hundreds of Thousands Manifest all over Mexico in the ‘March for Democracy’

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Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators nationwide, dressed in pink marched through cities in Mexico and abroad on Sunday in what they called a “march for democracy” against the country’s ruling party and the iniciatives sent to Congress by President Lopez Obrador, in advance of the country’s June 2 elections.

Demonstrators in Merida Yucatan

MEXICO CITY (Times Media Mexico) — The demonstrations called by multiple civil associations advocate for free and fair elections in the country and condemned the rampant corruption inside AMLO’s government. Almost at the same time, presidential front-runner Claudia Sheinbaum registered as a candidate for the MORENA official party. According to government figures, there were approximately 90,000 people in the march in CDMX, according to different non-government associations, more than 300 thousand.

Lopez Obrador’s term, has been tainted by multiple scandals that involve close collaborators as well as his family members, also, he has been accused of making moves that endanger the country’s democracy. Mr. Lopez has attacked the Supreme Court and also went against the funding for the country’s electoral agency, the National Electoral Institute (INE). Mexico’s presidency has become the most violent in history, including the attack and murder of multiple journalists around the country. During his morning briefings, Mr. Lopez Obrador frequently attacks anyone he considers “an adversaries” such as Mexico’s judiciary and judges who he claims, are part of a conservative conspiracy against his administration.

In the Mexico City march, thousands of people dressed in pink flocked to the the city’s main plaza roaring “Narco-presidente” due to an “X” trending topic after diverse journalistic stories that state that close collaborators of his, allegedly received millions of dollars from drug cartels.

The marches were organized in more than a hundred cities across the country, in the United States, Canada and Spain.

Immediately after the march, Claudia Shienbaum, and López Obrador dismissed the protests, telling reporters that their critics “don’t care about democracy and that the march is to return the corrupt oligarchy to power”. AMLO continued to put down his critics, and said there would be no electoral fraud in the election and that he had not and will not intervened in democratic processes.

The Yucatan Times

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