Anti-Trump Protesters In Mexico Build Mock Wall (Photo)

Demonstrators in Mexico City have built a mock barricade outside the US embassy topped by an effigy of Donald Trump in protest at the President’s plan to build a border wall.

A demonstrator writes on symbolic  wall as is seen a pinata representing the U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest outside the U.S. embassy, in Mexico City

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The crowd then symbolically pulled the cardboard box wall down before punching and setting fire to the model likeness.

The action came as hundreds of thousands of women took part in anti-Trump marches around the world to vent their anger following his inauguration

Mr Trump has promised to swiftly press ahead with the construction of a wall along America’s southern border, which he claims Mexico will pay for.

During the election campaign he branded Mexican migrants as rapists and murderers and vowed to keep them out, sparking outrage in the neighbouring country.

One protester taking part in the US embassy demonstration said: “We are against the construction of the wall and we’re marching because the Mexican government has not faced up to Donald Trump’s threats like the people have wanted.

“The (Trump) government says that Mexicans are going to pay for the building of the wall. What Mexicans are saying to Trump is that we do not agree with the construction of the wall.”

A figure of Mr Trump was also set on fire by demonstrators.

There are also concerns in Mexico over Mr Trump’s pledge to renegotiate a joint trade deal that underpins the country’s economy.

Mr Trump has said he would move to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if no “fair deal” was forthcoming.

Mexico’s president Pena Nieto, who has previously likened Mr Trump’s rise to the ascent of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, has now struck a more conciliatory note.

He wrote on Twitter he would defend the interests of Mexico and its people in a “respectful” dialogue.

“We will work to strengthen our relationship with shared responsibility,” he added.

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2 thoughts on “Anti-Trump Protesters In Mexico Build Mock Wall (Photo)

  1. I don’t see anything wrong if a man decides to fence his land for privacy from his neighbours. Everyone needs to wake up and make their own portions of land a safe haven so they don’t need to cross over to another man’s land in search of greener pastures.

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