VIDEOS: Protesters break into the Mexico City Congress to demand a budget review

VIDEOS: Manifestantes irrumpen en el Congreso de la Ciudad de México para exigir una revisión del presupuesto

Legislative headquarters staff accumulated chairs at the entrance of the enclosure to prevent them from entering the building.

A group of protesters stormed the Congress of Mexico City, after blocking access to the facilities of the legislative headquarters, to express their dissatisfaction with a possible budget reduction.

The protesters, belonging to the organization Assembly de Barrios, complained about the likely cuts in the draft budget for 2020.

At first, the dissatisfied blocked the streets around the legislative headquarters, in the historic center of the Mexican capital . Inside the enclosure, officials stacked a pile of chairs to prevent protesters from entering the premises of the local Congress.

However, this did not prevent protesters from forcefully opening the doors of the legislative premises and breaking into the building

Upon the entry of the protesters, the deputies Jorge Gavio, of the PRD; Mauricio Tabe, of the PAN; and José Luis Rodríguez Díaz de León, from Morena, went out to talk with the dissatisfied in the hall of the enclosure.

The deputies pledged to review the budget clearly and precisely to assess if it needs changes, after the errors that It had, especially in expenses such as 90,000 million pesos (4,646 million dollars) destined for the capital Metro.

The congressmen of Mexico City have until December 15 to approve the budget of the capital of the country.


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