Monday, July 16, 2012
A Flash Mob and Another Protest
Simultaneously on the other side of the plaza was another protest. I know that everyone is probably sick of hearing about this, but it has been really cool for us to be able to see it firsthand.
The campaign against Peña Nieto is this Yo Soy 132. It started back in May when he went to a university to give a speech as part of his campaign. Instead of being well-received the students booed and chanted at him until he had to hide in the bathroom and then sneak out a back exit. The majority of the media backed him so the incident was underplayed and it was reported that the people who had booed were not even students at all, but were hired and planted by the other parties. On Youtube 131 of the students who were there made a video where they showed their student IDs to prove that they were legit. From that point on a journalist wrote a piece that said that he was #132 and it became a way to express the rejection of the PRI candidate.
Posted by Marci at 8:24 AM