Sunday, August 31, 2008

Iluminemos Mexico! Exito - Success

The event started on time yesterday afternoon in the MacroPlaza here in Monterrey as well as 55 other cities throughout Mexico. People came from all over the metropolitan area to join in solidarity against violence in Mexico. Everyone was dressed in white carrying their "vela" or candle that later would be lit at exactly 8:30.

The march started out on the West end of the plaza at the kiosko and finished a kilometer away in the Palacio del Gobierno. Families, tv personalities, business owners, people from all walks of life chanted, Viva Mexico, Por La Paz, Seguridad. It was an amazing amount of energy focused on one main topic.
Arriving at the Palacio del Gobierno, we heard a five minute speech outlining the four main points that the march represents, lit our candles and sang the Himno Nacional. After, we all walked away in silence. Ya Basta! Regresa a un Mexico tranquilo, feliz y seguro. Viva Mexico y Viva la Paz!

1 comment:

  1. rocmoc n AZ/MexicoAugust 31, 2008 at 7:10 AM

    Great Pics! Really enjoyed the moldy day pics also.