PressTV-Mexicans call on president to ‘resign now’
Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Mexico City on the eve of the county’s Independence Day to demand the resignation of President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Protesters waved blackened flags of the country while rallying in the Mexican capital late on Thursday evening.The protesters criticized the president’s handling of drug violence and corruption as well as his meeting with US Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.
Riot police blocked the roads, preventing demonstrators who were shouting “resign now” from reaching the National Palace, where the president traditionally stands on a balcony the night before the national holiday.
Trump has described Mexican refugees to the US as “murderers” and “rapists” and vowed to build a wall on the US-Mexico border to stop them from entering America. Trump has also insisted that he would have Mexico pay for the wall.The Mexican president has seen his approval ratings go down in the recent past, particularly after Trump’s controversial visit.