Thousands of Mexican citizens have taken to the streets in protest over US President Donald Trump’s crack down on illegal immigration. It seems the Mexican people don’t want their family and friends returned to Mexico and some could be protesting the fact that it will make it harder for them to come here illegally.
About 20,000 people staged a march through Mexico’s capital Sunday demanding respect for their country and its migrants in the face of perceived hostility from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Many marchers carried Mexican flags and dressed in white as a sign of unity and to signal the non-political nature of the march. One of the banners read: “Gracias, Trump, for unifying Mexico!”
The marchers protested Trump’s plans for a border wall and increased deportations of migrants. Trump has also pressured U.S. corporations to provide jobs in the United States, not Mexico.
Paulina Ortega carried a placard in English proclaiming: “We love Americans, we hate racism.”
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