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After Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) publicly vowed to resign from office if at least 100,000 people would march against him over the weekend, more than 180,000 Mexicans took to the street on Saturday, Oct. 3, demanding his immediate exit.

To verify their numbers, over 130,000 of these protestors officially registered their participation in the march through government notary publics.

In the past, AMLO has publicly denied the numbers of participants during protest marches and caravans.

The protesters, led by National Front to Stop AMLO (Frena) leader Gilberto Lozano, marched from the Monument of the Revolution, down Avenida Reforma and Avenida Juárez and into the capital’s main plaza, filling it completely with a considerable overflow into surrounding streets.

Traffic in Mexico City’s downtown Centro Histórico was blocked as a result of the massive protest throughout the day, and thousands of the Frena supporters continued to occupy the Zócalo on Sunday, Oct. 4.

AMLO is expected to respond to the protest during his regular morning press conference at the National Palace, directly across from the Zócalo, on Monday, Oct. 5.

…Oct. 5, 2020

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