By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS
In what constituted the largest anti-AMLO march yet, more than 60,000 Mexicans marched from Mexico’s City Revolution Monument to the National Palace on Sunday, Aug. 30.
The march included protesters from 22 Mexican states.
The nonviolent march, led by the National Anti-AMLO Front, a nonprofit group that is demanding the immediate removal of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), has been organizing progressively larger protest marches and caravans since April of this year in order to create public opinion pressure to force López Obrador’s resignation. (Originally, the protests were conducted in car caravans in order to prevent contact that could lead to the spread of the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.)
Sunday’s Mexico City protest was reflected in similar marches over the weekend in more than 50 Mexican cities and towns.
On Aug. 5, the group’s founder and leader, Gilberto de Jesús Lozano González, presented a formal demand before the Chamber of Deputies judicial committee calling for AMLO’s immediate and irrevocable destitution from office.
Frena has also registered eight cases before the Mexican Supreme Court against the president, who the group claims has violated both Mexican law and the Mexican Constitution on at least 101 occasions.
Lozano González has said that while AMLO may have been duly elected by the Mexican people, he has, since taking office on Dec. 1, 2018, transformed into a dictator, much in the mold of Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez and Bolivia’s Evo Morales.
So far, AMLO has essentially brushed off the Frena’s weekly protests saying, that it represents a small fringe group of conservative opponents, although the ever-increasing size of the marches are becoming harder and harder for the president to ignore.
…Aug. 30, 2020