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IPFS News Link • Mexico

Protests During Mexico's Independence Celebration


Social and youth organizations held a protest on Tuesday night in the main square of Mexico City, El Zocalo, during the official celebrations of Mexico's independence, headed by President Enrique Peña Nieto.

A group of people peacefully staged a demonstration holding white t-shirts stained with paint, and formed a huge banner that read "Peña Asesino" (Peña, you murderer). According to the protestors, at least six people were arrested, however authorities have not confirmed this information.

The presidency has been accused of paying people to attend the event, after a Twitter movement took off yesterday with thousands of users urging citizens not to attend any official event as a symbolic protest against the violence and corruption prevailing in the country.