a stroll along paseo de la reforma, and a demonstration

we made it, we are in DF.

We hung out for a short bit in the room, then went to see the Monument de Independencia, then stroll down Paseo de la Reforma and then we wanted to stroll about in parque Chapultepec.

 

As we crossing from our hotel we started noticing lots of police, I mean LOTS of police, police in full riot gear, then we started seeing large police vehicles, then large water trucks, then we heard helicopters, then we started hearing loudspeaker voices, then we started noticing lots of red, red t-shirts, red banners,…

So it turns out that there was a demonstration, aka protest and march, condemning the government for not doing more to find the missing 43 students. I was having a very difficult time understanding the loud speaker voices.

We got down to parque chapultepec about the same time as the demonstrators and had to wait a bit for them to pass so that we could cross and appproach the parque entrance, it was about 3 minutes before 6pm, they wouldn't let us in. Seems park hours are 5am to 6pm.
So we started back up Reforma going the other direction.

We stopped and admired the sculpture of Diana as the Huntress and I read a little about her. Interesting that a 16 year old secretary was the model in 1942 for that sculpture.

We stopped at the IMSS hospital to admire the large sculptures out front, then went in to admire a large mural, that I was not allowed to take a foto of darn it, it was really awesome.

There was also a display of paintings by Carlos Clausell.

Back by the monumento de Independencia, then we found a korean restaurant. oh my, Korean food, Yum!

now back in the room working out our plan for tomorrow, so much to see, so little time.

 

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About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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7 Responses to a stroll along paseo de la reforma, and a demonstration

  1. David says:

    Be careful “watching” demonstrations in Mexico City. Years ago I was watching one and it very suddenly and without any notice turned violent. Very very scary…

    • we were quite concerned at that prospect, and did try to get off the protest route, which was barricaded by law enforcement, trying to keep them contained, but also innocents trapped within. all is well, and it was quite the exoerience.

  2. princesanancy2012 says:

    Well think about our zoo here and the cemetery general on 81A. They close at 5PM daily. Besides it’s close to dark and I don’t think maybe that’s the best time to be there. Enjoy your stay there is so much to do.

  3. John Calypso says:

    Thanks for taking us along on your fine holiday – appreciate the effort.

  4. Steve Cotton says:

    When I met up with Kim in Mexico City, we barely had time to do anything more than walk through a small section if the park before closing time. 6 PM seems an odd time to close.

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