While Mexico’s President Partied It Up, Thousands Of People Protested
Mexico’s Independence Day is usually a big party, especially in Mexico City.
Every year, thousands of people converge on the Zócalo in Mexico City for the country’s fiestas patrias.
Then this guy showed up.
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.
— James Fredrick (@jameslfredrick) September 16, 2016
Thousands of people took to the streets to call for Peña Nieto’s resignation.
Hashtags #RenunciaYa and #FueraPeñaNieto have been very popular among protestors.
This kid’s not old enough to vote, but he knows what’s up.
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.
EPN is number one in this protestor’s book.
And here they are again, from a different angle.
I can’t wait for this coloring book to come out.
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.
— Violet (@ncv_Violeta) September 16, 2016
Piggy with the good hair.
This political cartoon might not be too far from the truth.
— KawaiiQueenKari (@Kallmelarri) September 16, 2016
This picture’s worth a thousand words, none of them in favor of EPN.
Undeterred, President Enrique Peña Nieto celebrated Mexico’s Independence as best he could.
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