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Civilian Protests Disrupt Mexico

Mexico has been experiencing civilian protests from January 1st up until current day.

Mexico has been experiencing civilian protests from January 1st up until current day.

Jonathan Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

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Beginning January 1, 2017, up until this current day, Mexico is experiencing civilian protests in the streets, due to the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, raising the price in gasoline. The gas prices have increased from 12 pesos to 15 through 17 pesos a liter, which has caused the civilians to go wild. They have blocked highways, which is causing massive amounts of traffic in the city.

Apart from that, the gasoline station had to close for 3 days straight because of the amount of vandalism. At night, city members would go to a closed gas station and empty it, allowing them to get their gas for free. Due to these circumstances, the robbers are now taking advantage of the situation to rob more homes and stores. They have broken into closed super markets and emptied out stores, leaving only dust and broken things.

In addition small towns have gone into total lock down not allowing anyone in or anyone out, unless they are able to identify themselves. Some of the people in the city have made massive protests in front of the president’s house, almost forcing him to leave. Only days before everything started the nights were peaceful and silent. However, as soon as the complains came in night after night, gunshots and yelling could be heard all around.

Children cannot sleep and are crying at night because of the amount of fear they have. The children these days should not have to pay for the consequences due to the actions of others. People have had endless nights because some towns have several entrances and the citizens take turns every night protecting the gates for the safety of the families, within their towns. What used to be a beautiful place, has turned into a battle ground.

Gasoline stations have been locked down because people are trying to blow them up, but what they do not understand is that all they are doing is harming themselves. Apart from that, they have camp fires outside in the middle of the streets for their warmth, but they have to use things such as tractor wheels and other things that pollute. All the pollution that goes into the air in Mexico will also affect other countries, because the air we breathe is the same and there is no border to separate all the harm that are in our airs.

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