Anti-Trump Riot in Mexico City Attended by Thousands

Thousands held a march in Mexico City protesting against the US President Donald Trump. The former real estate mogul turned president proposed to build a wall along the American-Mexican border during his campaigns and to build the wall, he plans to charge the American citizens in the their taxes.

Placards, posters and banners saying “Mexico must be respected, Mr Trump,” were seen in the protest along with numerous others waving the red, white and green Mexican flag. In what is touted as the largest mobilisation so far, protestors were seen burning Trump effigies.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Garcia, a former resident of Chicago said “The United States and Mexico are natural friends and allies, but Trump is destroying this,”. She then added, “The United States and Mexico are natural friends and allies, but Trump is destroying this”.

More than 20,000 people attended the march according to a city estimate. While this was seen as a massive gathering, reports said that the protest was small compared to other rallies and protests which took place in the city. Along with anti-Trump protest, rioters also chanted slogans and carried signs against Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Protest marches also took place Sunday in other Mexican cities, including Tijuana, Monterrey, Merida and Morelia.

Sources: Los Angeles Times, CNN

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