Protests Greet Peña Nieto in California
An Aztec Dancer carrying a sign calling Enrique Peña Nieto a traitor to Mexico greeted him to Los Angeles yesterday. Peña Nieto was in California for a two-day visit with politicians and business leaders.
California happens to be home to the largest Mexican community in the United States.
Demonstrators representing various groups from those opposed to EPN’s energy reform to migrant advocates made their presence felt.
A recent survey published today by PewResearch reveals a majority of Mexicans, 57 percent, oppose the privatization of Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Pemex. Supporters of political prisoners Dr. Mireles and Nestora Salgado were present, as well, and vocal in demanding their immediate release.
A contingent of activists followed Peña Nieto from LA to protests today in Sacramento.
Photo credit: Dan Krauss, LA Times; Isela Martinez, Instagram; Jose Sandoval, Facebook.