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Mexicans take to the streets in opposition to murderous gangs

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I’ve posted several times on the crime and violence in Mexico – and spilling over into the United States. Living in a border state, I hear of local examples, daily. I’m encouraged by Mexican citizens who demonstrate against the gangs – and push and prod their government which alternates between patting itself on the back – and kissing George W’s butt.

Hundreds of thousands of people have marched throughout Mexico to protest against a continuing wave of killings and kidnappings in the country. The rallies were held in all of Mexico’s 32 states, with more than 150,000 people gathering at Zocalo square in the capital, Mexico City. They were mainly dressed in white, and marched in silence, holding candles.

At least 2,700 people have been killed and 300 kidnapped so far this year, mostly in drugs-related violence. Earlier this week, a dozen headless bodies were found in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Many Mexicans say the government is unable to curb the violence. Many carried national flags – a sign that they want a unified country in the fight against crime…

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Written by Ed Campbell

August 31, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Posted in Crime, Politics

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