Saturday 7 January 2017

Mexico seems to be calming down from the Gasolinazo riots

Mexico seems to have paused to take stock of the situation today, with a small crowd going to the main square in Mexico City called the Zocalo to protest against the government, as you can see in the top right of this photo, which was taken at 2.52pm, local time. However, far more people are to be seen on the left, enjoying themselves on an ice rink that was put up for the Christmas festivities.

My family and friends across Mexico City all report that today has been quiet, but with a feeling of unease running through the massive city.

More and more people are convinced that the government was behind the rioting, but if that was the case then they do not seem to have done a very good job today as people went out, not to riot, but to enjoy themselves in the 70F January weather.

Let's hope it stays like that!

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