Jul 12, 2012

Youtube SECRET: Thousands stage election protest in Mexico City

Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Mexico City on Saturday to protest against Enrique Peña Nieto's apparent win in the country's presidential election, accusing his party of buying votes and paying TV networks for support.

Demonstrators were angered by allegations that Peña Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary party (PRI) gave out groceries, pre-paid gift cards and other goods to voters before the national elections on 1 July.

Students, unionists and leftists in Mexico City carried signs reading: "Peña, how much did it cost to become president?" and "Mexico, you pawned your future for 500 pesos."

Officials estimated about 50,000 demonstrators gathered at the central Zocalo plaza.


YOUTUBE VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eTfoVUb3pE&feature=youtu.be

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Very little coverage in the US on Thursday.  

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