Mexican protesters demand resignation of Pres. Nieto

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On the eve of Mexico’s Independence Day, people flooded the capital’s main square to hear President Enrique Pena Nieto deliver the traditional cry of independence, just hours before thousands of demonstrators marched in the capital, demanding the Pena Nieto’s resignation.


CCTV’s Martin Markovits reports. Follow Martin Markovits on Twitter @MartinMarkovits

Mexican protesters demand resignation of Pres. Nieto

Mexican protesters demand resignation of Pres. Nieto

Before the celebrations demonstrations, thousands of people marched in Mexico City demanding Pena Nieto's resignation. He's been criticized for mishandling the country's drug war, the sluggish economy and his poor human rights record. CCTV's Martin Markovits reports.

It was a day Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto basked in patriotic glory. On the eve of Mexico’s Independence Day, the president led thousands in a historic call to arms, known as “El Grito,” a moment of patriotic fervor in a tough year for the president that appears to be getting even tougher.

Before the celebrations demonstrations, thousands of people marched in Mexico City demanding Pena Nieto’s resignation. He’s been criticized for mishandling the country’s drug war, the sluggish economy and his poor human rights record.

After inviting Donald Trump to the Mexican White House his approval rating sank. Even before Trump’s visit, Pena Nieto’s popularity had fallen below 25 percent. The worst poll numbers of any Mexican president in almost two decades.

  • malcolmkyle

    Dear people of Mexico:

    An elected government should not declare war and militarize against its own people. Historically, the use of force to address/prohibit non-violent, victimless activities has only ever produced negative results. Such a violent crusade against civilians invariably evolves into a full-blown civil war.

    Nowhere on this planet has any nation ever had success with the policy of drug prohibition. You are actually in the process of destroying your own society and nothing can change your fate. Every one of you is now vulnerable to deadly attack; world-wide drug prohibition has finally reached its inevitable conclusion.

    Thank you for helping to teach the world this powerful lesson with the blood of your own families!