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Thursday, April 7, 2011 |

Thousands march across Mexico to protest violence

Up to 35,000 people in 21 states marched in the capital from the Bellas Artes plaza to the main city square (Zócalo Capitalino) to protest corruption, push for changes in the government’s fight organized crime, and lament the deaths of thousands of innocents across Mexico.

Marches took place in at least 26 other cities as well: Cuernavaca, Guadalajara, Pachuca, Tlaxcala, Querétaro, Cancún, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Morelia, Pátzcuaro, Puebla, Xalapa, León, Celaya, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mérida, Durango, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, San Luis Potosí, Torreón, Saltillo, Oaxaca, Colima, Aguascalientes, Culiacán and Monterrey.

In Mexico City, people chanted: “We've had enough! Not one more (Estamos hasta la madre. Ni uno más).” Written on hundreds of distributed pages and cards were the words “No to the war. We are so tired of the impunity, the corruption and blood. Enough with the kidnappings. Indifference is complicity.” The ongoing protests were inspired by an open letter to the government penned by poet Javier Sicilia.

In the letter Javier Sicilia, father of one of the victims of a multiple homicide on March 28 in Morelos, called for protests against violence and corruption associated with the cartel wars.



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11 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

but as I said before, the war just begins!! calderon is not going to do nothing,indeed nobody can do nothing.. we are all in risk with these stupids politician.

GrandeGoatHorn said...

"ViVa La Revolution!"

To the good people of Mexico may you one day live in peace free from fear and violence, stand up and be heard for it is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees... A coward dies a thousand times and a hero dies but once! "ViVa La Raza!" - Grande Goat Horn

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Layla2 said...

Acapulco is absent from this list of marches and should be at the forefront. Wonder why?

DFL said...

Talk is cheap. Action by those who talk is the path forward.
Lets see if these protests were all thunder and no rain or will it produce a real storm that will wipe mexico clean.

Anonymous said...

That march is going on 3 blocks away from me.
As i always say, that will not fix ANYTHING, WE ALL know there's a lot of killing and everything is fucked up. They're just making traffic much worse. .-An angry mexican, tired of all this useless "Pacific protest" shit.

Ardent said...

GrandeGoatHorn, don't you get it? These were people marching mainly for the exact opposite of what you are pushing for with your own personal call to Calderon to establish yet more death squads to deal with cartel death squads. These are people who largely believe that the Mexican government, that you put faith in, is in fact a narco government itself. They want an end to that government's 'war against drugs' sponsored by the Mexican government's sponsor... the US government.

Check out the Zapatista radio site, KeHuelga for coverage of these demos to see that exactly what I am saying here is true. Plus, they play some good music, too, if you do not speak Spanish...

Anonymous said...

Would of been nicer if the Mexicanos would of had ammo belts of their shoulders and AR15s while protesting.....Mexico needs another revolution!

Anonymous said...

after what happened in egypt, i will never again doubt the power of a (mostly) non-violent people's revolution, and you shouldn't either.

Anonymous said...

The political partys in Mx must be forced to give the people honest responsible canidates. If enough good people can hold power these black days can be put into history. Problem has been politics in Mexico has always been an elitist club,this must stop ,voting can bring reform.

Anonymous said...

There has to be a way to stop this madness

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