March for Democracy in the Zócalo

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Organizers report 700,000 attendees, while CDMX Government 90,000

Two weeks before the start of the presidential campaign, thousands of people demonstrated this Sunday for a “free vote”, while Claudia Sheinbaum, favorite in the polls, formalized her registration as a candidate for Morena-PT-PVEM heading to the presidency.

The authorities of Mexico City reported that the “March for democracy” that took place this Sunday on the Zócalo’s esplanade, the attendance was 90,000 people.

In a joint statement, the Government (SECGOB) and Citizen Security (SSC) secretariats reported that the mobilization ended with a white balance.

“The Government of Mexico City provided all the guarantees for this act to be carried out in conditions of security, peacefully and with respect for the freedom of expression of those who attended.”

However, according to the organizers of the event, they estimated an attendance of 700,000 thousand people, according to a Reuters report.

At first, the Citizen Security Secretariat estimated in a previous report to the march that it would have an approximate attendance of 20,000 people.

CDMX is a space of freedoms: Martí Batres

The head of Government, Martí Batres, shared on his social networks that Mexico City “is a space of freedoms, where all currents of thought and forms of organization and association are expressed. The free manifestation of ideas is a right that is exercised and respected in today’s Mexico.”

Dressed in white and pink, the detractors of the leftist president Andrés Manuel López Obrador filled the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City, on one of whose sides the National Palace is located.

“Our democracy is not touched”, read a banner displayed on the platform where several leaders gave speeches less than three months before the June 2 elections.

Source: El Economista