The message “We are the press, don’t shoot” on cardboard, white flowers and photographs of journalists assassinated in Mexico, recently Lourdes Maldonado, Jose Luis Gamboa-Arenas and the photojournalist margarito martinez, accompany the representatives of the media who demonstrate in front of the National Palace to demand a stop to the murder of communicators.
In the protest, photojournalists have left their cameras on the ground in front of the Presidential Balcony. sign of mourning for the murder of his colleagues murdered in the country.
The protest takes place within the framework of demonstrations that have been called in various parts of the country, after the murder of journalist Lourdes Maldonado that occurred this Sunday in Tijuana, Baja California.
In Mexico City, a protest has been called outside the facilities of the Ministry of the Interior (Segob), at 8:00 p.m.
AMLO orders a thorough investigation of the murder of Lourdes Maldonado
In his morning press conference, “La Mañanera”, this Tuesday, the President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) reported that the reporter Lourdes Maldonado had protection from the state government and it was not part of his government’s protection mechanism for journalists and human rights defenders.
“Last year, she requested protection from the government of Baja California and that protection was granted, she was not enrolled in the federal government’s protection program for journalists, let these elements be known, anyway we are obliged to clarify this crime and prevent the murders of journalists and citizens from continuing, that is why we work every day“said President AMLO.
In addition, AMLO pointed out that he gave instructions to carry out a thorough investigation of the murder of Lourdes Maldonado and that other crimes do not go unpunished.
“I have already given instructions because we are going to carry out a thorough investigation, the difference is that we do not allow impunity“, he indicated.