Thousands participate in anti-Trump marches across Mexico

| Updated: Feb 13, 2017 16:18 IST

Mexico City [Mexico], Feb. 13 (ANI): Thousands of demonstrators took to streets on Sunday across 20 cities in Mexico to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump. The protestors raised anti-Trump slogans like "United Mexico will never be defeated" and "Go away Trump" and demanded respect for Mexico and its citizens, reports Turkey based Anadolu News Agency. "We are here to reject Donald Trump, to reject the idea of the wall and to support Mexican citizens who are working hard in the United States because they could not find good conditions of life in Mexico," Anadolu quoted a protester, Emiliano Montes de Oca, as saying. The marches were held by 80 organisations such as Amnesty International, the National University of Mexico and the United Mexican States Against Corruption and Impunity and were not led by any political party. Marchers demanded Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to give a stronger and more energetic response in the face of the new American administration. "President Pena Nieto has not been blunt with Trump and that is why we must demonstrate today and denounce Trump's racist policies," said another protestor. Relations between the U.S. and Mexico soured after Trump signed two executive orders for the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, which he insisted Mexico would pay for. Following the order, President Nieto cancelled a January 31 trip to Washington. Trump also pitched for re-negotiating and the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, which is in force between Canada, the United States and Mexico since 1994. He had also threatened to impose a 35 percent tariff on products such as vehicles made in Mexico and announced plans to deport six million undocumented immigrants. (ANI)
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