Protests Over Gasoline Tax Continue in Several Mexican States
10 de enero de 2017, 12:22Mexico, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of members of social organizations, agricultural producers and citizens in general have taken to the streets in the cities of at least 13 Mexican states, to show their disapproval of the so-called ''gasoline tax'', according to today''s reports.
The demonstrations in the northern state of Chihuahua are led by El Barzón, Agrodinámica Nacional and the Unión Democrática Campesina.
Meanwhile, in Sinaloa, about 100 people blocked the Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) plant in the port of Topolobampo, located in the municipality of Ahome, blocking the passage of trucks and staff.
Other protests were carried out in Campeche, Guanajuato, Morelos and the capital of the country.
About 300 indigenous people from several municipalities in Chiapas protested at two gas stations in San Cristobal de Las Casas and then blocked the road that connects the city with the state capital, for an hour.
The business leadership of Baja California have requested that the government agree on a fair price for fuel, in order to resume sales in peace, since there is a fuel shortage in the region.
The countrywide protests began on the 1st of January, when the price rise of gasoline and diesel came into force.
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