Does anyone know what is really going on in Mexico City?

Does anyone know what is really going on in Mexico City?

I have had email saying that there is going to be a huge “occupy” protest in the Constitutional Plaza (Cathedral, National Palace) to try to force President Obrador to resign.

Another report suggests that Obrador sent the National Guard into the Cathedral to close it down.

The Archdiocese tweeted that the Cathedral is closed for services.

Do any readers from Mexico have accurate information?

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  1. Anneliese says:

    I’m not in Mexico but a news report in the LA Times earlier this month said women were protesting because of violence against women in the country. I think what pushed the women over the edge was last year when a woman was killed and skinned by her husband/boyfriend, with photos being posted in papers.

  2. JesusFreak84 says:

    Mexico period needs several Exorcisms. As an appetizer.

  3. tho says:

    Where is Winfield Scott Hancock when we need him. The BLM and Anti-fa rioters are attempting to do to our cities what is being done in many cities worldwide.

  4. walk909 says:

    I’m not familiar with this source, so I this is not an endorsement of any information found there. However, they did have a post about Mexico City and the Metropolitan Cathedral, which was locked by the national guard. The post below includes a translation of two twitter posts, which I found useful:

  5. kurtmasur says:

    Unfortunately, it looks like the military did close the Cathedral grounds.

    This is a rough translation from the tweet by the archdiocese:

    “We regret to inform all the faithful that today, and most probably in the next days to come, they will not be able to enter this cathedral nor to attend any religious services due to the fact that its surroundings have been occupied by the military. Because we were not informed of any of this, we are unable to inform you as to the days and number of days that this situation will last. Please accept our apologies and we ask for your patience until we are once again able to open.”

  6. kurtmasur says:

    Update on my above post:

    The Archdiocese has issued a press release in which it points out that the military never actually occupied the cathedral grounds per se. It blames a miscommunication between the authorities and the cathedral administrators (the canons). It also points out that during Mexican Independence Day celebrations (which happen on the night of September 15), the military clears the entire Constitution Square (which includes the front entrance of the cathedral) for security purposes. However, military authorities simply didn’t talk with cathedral staff beforehand thus creating confusion amongst the faithful who were planning on going to Mass and then realizing on the spot that they couldn’t access the cathedral. The press release further points out that the cathedral has an alternate entrance available from a side street that the faithful can use during this special time, and only until 3 pm on September 15. After that, it will be closed for the rest of the day and all of September 16 (Independence Day). The press release goes on to call for the authorities to better communicate with cathedral staff in the future. Perhaps what was most shocking in the press release is the fact that the cathedral has been used in recent years as the place where they launch the firework displays. It goes on to lament certain damages to the structure from the fireworks. It expresses specific concern especially because of other damages already sustained during the earthquake of 2017.

    So there you go guys, nothing to panic about. The military is simply preparing security in preparation for Independence Day celebrations.

  7. albinus1 says:

    tho: Would you mind explaining your reference to Winfield Scott Hancock in this context? I might be missing something. The leader of the army that captured Mexico City during the Mexican War was Gen. Winfield Scott; his namesake, Winfield Scott Hancock, served in the Mexican War but is principally remembered as a Union officer during the Civil War. Or did Winfield Scott Hancock have a particular connection to Mexico City that I missed? Thanks!

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