Petrol prices fuel mass protests in Mexico
THOUSANDS of protesters from various organisations gathered on Sunday in Mexico City’s main square to reject the increase in petrol prices, which came into effect at the beginning of the year.
Similar protests took place in other parts of the country.
Shouting “Out Peña,” in reference to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and demanding social justice, protesters gathered at the Plaza de la Constitucion against a double-digit spike in fuel prices which is set to raise the cost of basic food staples by up to 20 percent.
EFE news agency said at least 7 500 people were at the square.
Another large mobilisation took place in Guadalajara, the capital of the western state of Jalisco, where some 10 000 people protested in the main streets about the government’s economic policies. – Telesur