Tens of thousands demonstrated in Mexico City and across the country over the weekend following the election on July 1 of Enrique Peña Nieto as president. He and his party have been accused of buying votes and paying TV networks for support.
Nadia Villegas, 26-year-old communications studies student, explained to Blottr:
We do not want Pena Nieto as president, we do not want someone who will rule only for the corrupt sistem and not for the mexican people, that's the reason of the protest, votes were bought and the electoral institute and the judges are corrupt and do nothing, Pena Nieto is a president imposed by Televisa that is the most important network in Latin America. We need International help.
Protesters were beating drums, waving flags, and chanting “Out Pena” in what some have claimed are the largest protests ever in Mexico. The official figures state that 50,000 attended the demonstration in Mexico City, however other estimates suggest that millions participated nation-wide.
Nieto's apparent victory has restored the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to power after a 12-year hiatus.
Photographs 1-5 by Ernesto Avalos via @nadia_va