Locators of the municipal market of Motozintla, Chiapas, went out to the streets to demand that the authorities raise quarantine as they consider that COVID-19 does not exist.
The protesters passed through the park and the market that remains closed to prevent contagion, then arrived at the Rural Hospital of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) and joined relatives of patients with possible COVID who demanded to see them.
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In front of the hospital, they asked to speak with the hospital director to show them evidence of chororonavirus infections.
The inhabitants arrived accompanied by members of the trade unions of the Revolutionary Confederation of Workers and Peasants (CROC) and Emiliano Zapata-Confederation of Workers of Mexico (CTM).
In Motozintla, Chiapas, traders marched to demand an end to confinement and demonstrated in front of the rural hospital in the area
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In their call for mobilization they wrote: «Let’s not leave. In Oaxaca, people organized and proceeded to unlock the health filters that were in several municipalities, so «today Oaxaca is working normally with its free steps. COVID-19 is a lie.»
The National Guard, Army and police arrived at the site to set up a security fence around the Motozintla Solidarity Rural Hospital, located in Calzada de las Canoas and the federal highway number 200.
With information from Newsicieros Televisa
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