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Yucatecan citizen officially files an injunction to remove the statue of Poseidon

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A person of indigenous origin in Yucatán presented what would be the first injunction to officially request the removal of the statue of Poseidon in the Port of Progreso.

The statue that went viral before the arrival of Hurricane Beryl has been a source of rejection between sarcasm and seriousness in Yucatecan society.

However, the issue is now beginning to be a serious matter, since the amparo lawsuit was filed before a federal judge in Mérida to request that it be withdrawn.

The person demanding the removal is Carlos Orlando Pérez Zaldívar, who requested advice from the civil association Tigio Estratégico Indígena de Oaxaca, especially because he considers that this statue undermines the right to the preservation of the Mayan culture.

Furthermore, another argument presented by the person in the protection claim is that the placement of this statue made of a “foreign material” can directly affect the environment. and the maritime ecosystem.

Likewise, he argues that Poseidon is a Greek deity and, therefore, foreign to Mayan culture, since in this area Chaac is the god of rain and water.

In this sense, he considered that with the placement of a statue that refers to another culture, the local authorities violate the Political Constitution of Mexico where they explain that institutions must preserve the Mayan culture over other foreign ones.

The man reminded the authorities that if they are interested in honoring the gods, they should take into account those who are from the region, as a way of preserving the culture.

They also referred to the fact that the local authorities made an imitation of a dynamic that they established on Melenera beach in Gran Canaria, Spain, where they placed a similar statue.

It must be remembered that Yucatecan society made jokes on social networks about the placement of this statue since they considered it responsible for Hurricane Beryl passing through the Peninsula, as it would have caused Chaac’s anger.

Until now there is no municipal authority to verify whether the statue will be removed or will continue to be part of the tourist attraction of the coastal municipality.

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