Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017
This Sunday, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s home-grown populist and hopeful presidential contestant rallied with supporters. He criticized Donald Trump and his anti-immigration public speaking.
Obrador tried to exploit the discontentment with Mexico’s ruling party and the newly elected US President and urging Americans to resist Trump’s polices.
To quote Obrador, ‘’ I think the wall and the demagoguery of patriotism are no match for the dignity and humanity of the American people. He addressed California “a refuge and blessing for immigrants,” Lopez Obrador also declared “Long live California” as hundreds of followers at Plaza Olvera applauded him. He also added by saying, ‘’When they want to build a wall to segregate populations, or when the word ‘foreigner’ is used to insult, denigrate and discriminate against our fellow human beings, it goes against humanity, it goes against intelligence and against history.’’
Thousands of supporters in Los Angeles came to the streets while his visit to the city and their major protest against Trump. He said ‘’ “If the Mexican government does not put before the United Nations in the coming days a complaint about the violation of human rights, then we will do it ourselves.’’