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By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF

Residents across at least 70 cities in 30 Mexican states participated in a mass protest against President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) on Saturday, May 30.

Despite the ongoing nationwide covid-19 lockdown, thousands of cars and SUVs in Mexico City and other major Mexican metropolis conducted a daylong protest caravan, demanding the immediate resignation of AMLO for the continued mismanagement of the country.

In Mexico City, the caravan — which was organized by the newly created Frente Nacional Anti AMLO (National Anti-AMLO Front, or Frena) — began in the upscale neighborhood of Colonia Polanco and snaked its way down Avenida Reforma to the National Palace (where AMLO lives) in the Centro Histórico’s main plaza, the Zócalo.

In Mexico City, the caravan began in the upscale neighborhood of Colonia Polanco and snaked its way down Avenida Reforma to the National Palace.

Once the caravan arrived in the Zócalo, the participants completed two laps around the plaza honking their horns and screaming for AMLO’s resignation due to the country’s continued economic collapse and the administration’s mismanagement of the growing coronavirus pandemic, which has left nearly 10,000 Mexicans dead (although outside sources put the number far higher) due to a lack of adequate medical care and medications.

The demonstrators also protested the president’s decision to begin a 10-day highway tour of the south of Mexico to promote his controversial Tren Maya tourist train on the evening of Friday, May 29, which they said sets a bad example for the country.

In Guadalajara, Jalisco, at least 1,500 cars wound their way through the city for more than two kilometers, from the Glorieta Minerva to the Glorieta de Los Niños Héroes, chanting “ta vas, me canso ganso,” (“you are going to go, I swear it,” echoing one of the president’s favorite phrases.)

In the twin cities of Veracruz and Boca del Río, more than 200 vehicles participated in the anti-AMLO parade.

Most of the cars were decorated with posters and banners demanding the president’s resignation.

Most of the cars were decorated with posters and banners demanding the president’s resignation.

In an interview with the Mexican financial daily El Financiero, on Sunday, May 31, Frena spokesman Guillermo Villagordoa said that the movement is growing because Mexicans are tired of AMLO’s decisions, which are driving the country to economic and social ruin.

In Mérida, Yucatan, where AMLO was expected to pass through the next day on his way to launch work on the Tren Maya, the protest caravan extended nearly 2 kilometers.

Frena is led by Gilberto Lozano, a well-known Mexican entrepreneur and the former head of the FEMSA conglomerate, who has repeatedly locked horns with AMLO because of his anti-business policies.

Asked about his reaction to the protest, AMLO downplayed its importance, saying that the majority of Mexicans still support his leftist government, although his popularity numbers have slid significantly over the last few months.

…June 1, 2020

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