Forty-thousand Antorchistas take over central Mexico City

They arrived from different areas on board 385 buses.

The Antorchistas came from the states of Mexico, Oaxaca, Hidalgo, Puebla, Veracruz, Michoacán, Guerrero and Zacatecas. (Photo: Francisco Montaño/EL UNIVERSAL)
English 06/10/2015 16:59 Fanny Ruiz-Palacios Mexico City Actualizada 16:59
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The Government of Mexico City reported that 40,000 members of the Antorchista peasant movement arrived on board 385 buses and 20 vehicles to perform a protest against the federal authorities.

The Antorchistas arrived from the states of Mexico, Oaxaca, Hidalgo, Puebla, Veracruz, Michoacán, Guerrero and Zacatecas.

The local government pointed out that there was an agreement to allow the march from the monument of the Angel of Independence to the monument to President Benito Juárez, where a group of grenadiers is waiting to prevent further movement.

In the morning, Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera expressed that the Antorchistas do not have permission to reach the Zócalo, the main square of the city.

Movimiento Antorchista Nacional or Antorcha Campesina (National Torch Movement or Torch of the Peasants) is an independent political organization whose purported objective is the eradication of poverty in Mexico.

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