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Mexico City metro accident: hundreds of protesters demand justice

2021-05-10T03:11:34.931Z

Cries of "justice", hundreds of people demonstrated Friday in Mexico City to protest against the metro accident which left 26 dead on Monday ...



Cries of “

justice

”, hundreds of people demonstrated Friday in Mexico City to protest against the accident of the subway which made Monday 26 dead in the Mexican capital.

Someone famous is dead.

But I am here in solidarity with all those who are dead (...) this is what is happening through negligence, corruption,

"Briseida Noguez, a resident of the area where she is, told AFP. occurs the accident.

Read also: Mexico City: at least 24 dead and 80 injured in the collapse of a bridge at the time of the passage of a metro

Some altercations took place between demonstrators and police, when the latter tried to prevent them from approaching the scene of the tragedy.

It's a shame for society, for our community.

I hope that everyone (involved in the accident) will have peace and that they will obtain justice,

”said Erick Medina, 21, another local resident.

The accident happened in the municipality of Tláhuac, one of the most marginalized and impoverished in the capital.

Among the victims, a majority of workers and employees in the service sector, for whom the metro was the main means of transport to work. The demonstrators carried banners incriminating the left-wing politicians who have governed the Mexican capital since 1997. The collapse of the metro line has left around 80 injured, of whom around 30 are currently hospitalized, according to a report provided by city hall on Friday. The death of one of the hospitalized victims on the night of Friday to Saturday brought the initial death toll from 25 to 26.

Source: lefigaro

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