200,000 protestors take to the streets in Mexico City to protest NAFTA

February 1, 2008

Rally organizers for the march from the Angel of Independence to the Zocalo estimated that more than 200,000 people took part to demand that the Agricultural Chapter of NAFTA be renegotiated. Marchers also demanded that the privatization of the energy sector be halted, and that the new Social Security law be repealed.

Side note: The Globe and Mail has a mention of the march in today’s Report on Business section (Page B6 – Reuters) where the crowd is described as “Thousands of mexican farmers…”. The Toronto Star didn’t carry the story at all.

– Report filed by Common Frontiers’ Executive Director Rick Arnold, who is in Mexico for meetings with the four civil society networks. (See story below)

– Foto by María Meléndrez Parada

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