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While Mexico’s President Partied It Up, Thousands Of People Protested

Mexico’s Independence Day is usually a big party, especially in Mexico City.

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Every year, thousands of people converge on the Zócalo in Mexico City for the country’s fiestas patrias.

Then this guy showed up.

El Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto encabezó el 206 Aniversario del Inicio de la Gesta Independentista, con la tradicional ceremonia de El Grito.

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Corruption, cartel violence, economic troubles and a recent meeting with Donald Trump are just a few reasons why Enrique Peña Nieto’s approval rating is the lowest of any Mexican president on record.

Thanks to Enrique Peña Nieto’s terrible presidency, a lot of Mexicans weren’t in the mood to party.

Thousands of people took to the streets to call for Peña Nieto’s resignation.

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Hashtags #RenunciaYa and #FueraPeñaNieto have been very popular among protestors. 

Más de mil marcharon ayer para pedir la #RenunciaYa de Peña Nieto

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This kid’s not old enough to vote, but he knows what’s up.

#mexicanosalgritodeguerra #fuerapeña #fuerapeñanieto #16deseptiembre #desfile2016 #lavozdelpueblo

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As sad as EPN’s track record is as president, it’s good to see the people of Mexico come together in peaceful protest to show their disgust for their leader.

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EPN is number one in this protestor’s book.

Por @pablo_ci #renunciaya #renunciaepn #fuerapeña #15deseptiembre #cdmx #nadaquecelebrar #mexico

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And here they are again, from a different angle.

¡Viva México combativo! #RenunciaYa Peña Nieto. #FueraPeña

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I can’t wait for this coloring book to come out.

Fiestas patrias #heroes #piñata #daledaledale #renunciaya #sharpie #sketch #independencia #hidalgo #corregidora #allende #morelos

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It’s clear that EPN’s hair gets more respect from protestors.

Calls for EPN’s resignation have given artists and political cartoonists plenty to work with. Apparently, the more the peso’s value drops, the more EPN’s hair rises.

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Piggy with the good hair.

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This political cartoon might not be too far from the truth.

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This picture’s worth a thousand words, none of them in favor of EPN.

¡VIVA MEXICO! No hay mejor manera de celebrar estos dias patrios que implorando a todos que lean noticias, muchas y de diferentes fuentes sobre lo que acontece en nuestro pais, que forjen todos ustedes un criterio para que poco a poco dejen de representarnos politicos que indignan nuestros sentimientos sobre NUESTRA NACIÓN. Espero el proximo año los VIVA MEXICO dejen de ser solo un grito de esperanza, de malestar y orgullo herido y que se grite un VIVA MEXICO de ciudadanos demandantes y exigentes pero sobre todo que el VIVA MEXICO resuene a gloria @Regrann from @erikhayser – Me indigna este México violentado, corrompido y con un presidente que no me representa. @EPN #RenunciaYa – #regrann #vivamexico #igerstj #igersmx #mexican

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Undeterred, President Enrique Peña Nieto celebrated Mexico’s Independence as best he could.

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READ: Mexican President Peña Nieto Accused Of Plagiarizing His Law Thesis

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