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March to protest gasoline price hike in Mexico City

01/01/2017
14:20
Perla Miranda
Mexico City
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Protesters outside the Mexican Senate condemned that legislators held gasoline bonus which prevented them from participating in any of the country’s recent wave of protests

Over two hundred protesters arrived to Independence Monument on Reforma Avenue and are currently heading to Zocalo’s main square in downtown Mexico City, to condemn the 20% price hike to gasoline effective today in the whole of the country.

Protesters chanting “¡People come together, people come together, people come together!” arrived before noon today to Mexico’s financial corridor in Reforma Avenue and regretted the little attention given to the demonstration organized via social media, “Mexico hasn’t woken up” said Argentinian Martinez’ couple who attended the demonstration because they claim they hold a strong social commitment and to defend their rights.

The Mexican National Anthem was chanted outside the Mexican Stock Market as protesters invited motorists, cyclists and passerby’s to join the demonstration. Once they reached the Mexican Senate, demonstrators condemned that legislators held gasoline bonuses which prevented them from participating in any of the country’s protest as they “won’t be affected by the price hike in any way”.

Children accompanying their families were also present, to demand a better future: “The gasoline price hike harms my entire family as my father is a taxi-driver”, said 12-year-old Alejandra.

It is believed that the demonstration will finish once the low flow of protesters reach Zocalo’s main square in downtown Mexico City.

 

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