About 3,000 people marched this Saturday through the center of the capital demanding the resignation of the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who is criticized for his management of the pandemic of Covid-19, after the country surpassed 100,000 deaths from the virus this week.
Carrying Mexican flags and others bearing the emblem of the National Anti-AMLO Front (Frenaaa), the organizer of the protest, the protesters, almost all wearing masks, first concentrated on the esplanade of the Monument to the Revolution and then left for the emblematic Paseo de la Reform.
As they passed through the avenue, they repeatedly shouted phrases such as “Get out, López!” or “Show of hands, we want you to go!” while they played drums, whistles and cicadas.
“López, you are genocidal, traitor,” read a sign as part of the crowd shouted “murderer!”, Criticizing his handling of the pandemic.
Until Friday, Mexico, of 129 million inhabitants, had 100,823 deaths (the fourth most mourning country in the world) and one million 25,969 accumulated cases of Covid-19.
The protesters concentrated on El Ángel de la Independencia, where the leader of Frenaaa, Gilberto Lozano, held a rally in front of his followers.
“Today the Morenavirus is the worst of the worst,” Lozano said, alluding to Morena, López Obrador’s party. He also called on his followers to carry out a “national economic strike” and not to pay taxes to pressure the government.
Frenaaa supporters have been protesting the leftist president for months with motor vehicles in the capital and other cities in the country.
In September, dozens of them set up small tents in front of the presidential palace, in the main square of Mexico City, where they promised to stay until the president resigns.
After almost two months, the front lifted the camp last Saturday, citing security reasons.