In front of videos showing how people in Mexican City government vests hastily removed their merchandise from indigenous merchants in the Zocalo area, in front of the former Palace of the City Council, the capital administration said that the same day the products were returned to them and that there is an investigation into the actions of the public servants involved.
«We regret the events that occurred against indigenous people, for which we have initiated the corresponding investigations. Yesterday they were returned to their goods and offered new account spaces allowed for sale,» the Secretariat of Capital Government said on its Twitter account on Sunday.
They have always said that the roving is forbidden in the 1st frame of the CDMX, but people are stubborn.
What’s wrong with Claudia Sheinbaum’s workers, who break up and steal people’s merchandise, with that arrogance.
That’s what’s angry.
— The Zombie© (@DimeFred) December 8, 2019
One of the videos circulating on social media shows people in government vests quickly taking the products of indigenous people and some of them are already on the ground, apparently broken.
«It should be remembered that the first table of the Historic Center is prohibited from trade on public roads, so the City Government has held regular meetings with indigenous people who insist on selling there on a daily basis,» Claudia Sheinbaum’s government said in her newsletter.
«Every day, artisanal fairs agreed with the city government authorities are set up daily to meet this demand for sales spaces. For this purpose, also from this Sunday the Christmas Craft Expo was launched in the Monument to the Revolution and in Plaza de Santo Domingo, where this sector of the population can exhibit and market its products.
However, there are groups that insist on staying in the Zocalo and reject the alternatives that have been proposed for this season,» he added.
Faced with this situation, the capital administration insisted that it is ready to continue «with dialogue and inclusion, which has made it possible to reach agreements in recent weeks with more than 20 groups of artisans».
We regret the events that occurred against indigenous people, for which we have initiated the relevant investigations. Yesterday they were returned their goods and offered new account spaces allowed for sale.
— SEGOB CDMX (@SeGobCDMX) December 8, 2019
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