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Mexico: Marches Against Political Corruption Met with Violence

Posted 11 years ago on Dec. 1, 2012, 1:27 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: yo soy 132, mexico

overhead shot of a large crowd of people
Part of a march in Mexico City

Today across Mexico, protesters (including participants from the #YoSoy132 movement and others) have taken to the streets to march against election fraud and the imposition of Enrique Peña Nieto as President on his inauguration day. Using the slogan "#MéxicoNOTienePresidente" (#MexicoHasNOPresident"), the protesters marched on Congress in Mexico City and were met with large squadrons of riot police, enormous barricades, rubber bullets, tear gas, and gas bombs. Reports claim approximately 30 people have been injured, several critically.

For more information and livestreams from Mexico, see: http://1dmx.wordpress.com/ and http://www.yosoy132media.org/. On Twitter, follow @YoSoy132media, and use hashtags: #1dmx, #MexicoNOTienePresidente, #MexicoHasNOPresident, #YoSoy132, #OcupaSanLázaro.

There have also been solidarity protests in cities across the world outside Mexico, including many planned for tonight in various U.S. cities. Today in NYC, YoSoy132-NY will gather at the Mexican Consulate at 5pm (leer en español). They invite Occupiers to join them.

Demonstration for an authentic democracy

Yosoy132NY summons Mexicans living in New York to participate in a demonstration outside the Mexican Consulate on Saturday, December 1, on the occasion of the inauguration of Enrique Peña Nieto as president of our country.

We will march toward genuine democracy for Mexico and against the current Mexican political system, understood as a set of political, economic, and social institutions set up to the benefit of a minority and facilitate the imposition of candidates such as Enrique Peña Nieto.

This system includes but is not limited to:

  • The political party system that restricts citizens' access to power and inadequately represents their interests.
  • The practices of corruption, impunity, repression, violation of freedom of expression, and patronage committed by the PRI for decades of its hegemonic rule, and adopted by the PAN, the PRD and the rest of the political parties.
  • The manipulation of information, especially through the mass media.

Join and participate! You can contribute to change our country! Your voice counts!

See also:
#TodosSomos132: Solidarity With the Mexican Spring
#YoSoy132 Blockades Mexico's Largest Media Company; Support Them At #OccupySaks!