Puerto Vallarta will participate in the “March for Our Democracy”
Puerto Vallarta is set to participate in the “March for Our Democracy” on February 18 at 10 a.m., originating from Hidalgo Park and concluding at Los Arcos on the Malecón. The march aims to voice citizens’ opposition to proposed electoral reforms by the Mexican government, particularly those introduced by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Arnulfo Ortega Contreras, President of the Business Coordinating Council, emphasized that this is a march for citizens, inviting everyone to join in defending democracy and upholding freedom and citizen rights. The demonstration is described as peaceful, continuing the tradition of advocating for institutions like the National Electoral Institute (INE) and the Supreme Court.
Ortega stressed that the march is not aligned with any political party; rather, it’s a collective expression by concerned citizens who want to preserve their freedom to vote. Expressing concerns about potential threats to freedom due to an increasing trend of governmental authoritarianism, Ortega highlighted the right of citizens to peacefully voice their opinions and participate in such demonstrations.
The march will include a brief speech at Los Arcos on the Malecón, providing a platform for participants to share their concerns and protest for their rights. The invitation is extended to everyone, emphasizing the importance of active participation.It’s noteworthy that this event is part of a nationwide movement, with similar marches planned in over 60 cities across Mexico. Efforts are being made to involve and engage young people as leaders in these initiatives, amplifying the collective voice of citizens advocating for the preservation of democratic principles.