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A group of protesters who identified themselves as supporters of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) heckled, jeered and kicked out political analyst, activist and author Denise Dresser from a protest march on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Mexico City’s main square Zócalo.

Dresser, who has been a vocal critic of López Obrador, attended the march commemorating the Tlatelolco Massacre of 1968 — in which members of the Mexican Army shot at students who were demonstrating in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, which now houses a memorial museum and stone memorial in memory of the hundreds killed — but was quickly greeted with insults, before being expelled from the Zócalo by the protesters.

Video clips of the incident were shared on various social media networks. In the video, Dresser is seen avoiding a confrontation with the hecklers, who had promptly surrounded her and forced her to leave the plaza, between angry shouts of “get out!” and “she is a bourgeois!”

Dresser was escorted out of the Zócalo by a group of mothers with disappeared children, who wrapped their arms around her to protect her from the agitated protesters.

López Obrador is known to regularly mention Dresser in his morning press conferences at the National Palace, and has labelled the activist as a “political opponent.”

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