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Farmers Groups Protest Energy Reform with Mexico City 'Mega-March'

CNN Mexico
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July 25, 2014



Mexico: Thousands of farmers march against energy reforms (RuptlyTV)

On Wednesday, members of campesino [peasant farmer] organizations participated in a mega-march from different parts of Mexico City to the Zócalo to protest the energy reform and to demand a reform of the countryside [agrarian reform] and protection of the rights of campesino and indigenous peoples.

...The Secretariat of Public Security for the Federal District (SSPDF) told CNNMéxico that there had been no reported incidents during the march, and they estimated that 60,000 people participated. News reports citing campesino organizations themselves, suggest that there were between 10,000 and 30,000 demonstrators.

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