Over 50,000 march in Sonora to protest fuel hike

Unlike previous protests in the country, this one included a larger presence of women, young people, children and entire Mexican families
Photo: Amalia Escobar / EL UNIVERSAL
22/01/2017
19:13
Amalia Escobar / Corresponsal
Sonora
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Over 50,000 residents from the northwestern state of Sonora marched against the fuel and gasoline hike, while Hermosillo and Guaymas collection booths were released for people to transit freely.

Denis DeConcini checkpoint was closed by U.S. authorities for two hours, as protesters marched from Kino boulevard to La Bandera square where they reached the Government Center and chanted the Mexican National Anthem.

Another five thousand people marched in Ciudad Obregón from the Itson theater to reach the municipal palace where songs of protest were chanted.

For their part, hundreds of protesters marched in Río Sonora, Caborca, Nogales, Navojoa, Guaymas, Empalme and Cananea, among other municipalities against the fuel and tax hike that has hit the country.

Protesters chanted slogans lke: “Peña out!”, “No to the price hike” and No more taxes!”, while signs reading “There isn’t a lack of resources but an abundance of thieves!”, “Out with all traitors to the country!, “Thieves-Politicians, you hold accountable to us!”, among others, were held by protesters along their way.

Unlike previous protests in the country, this one included a larger presence of women, young people, children and entire Mexican families

Similar protests took place in Tampico and Ciudad Victoria in northeastern state of Tamaulipas, central state of Hidalgo, southern state of Oaxaca and northwestern state of Baja California, in addition to the protests that took place earlier today in Mexico City.

 

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