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Mexico: Obrador celebrates first Cry of Dolores on Mexican Independence Day

2 16.09.2019 Инфо

M/S Balcony of the National Palace decorated with the Mexican flag colours, City of Mexico
SOT, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of Mexico (Spanish): “People of Mexico! Long live to independence! Long live Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla! Long live Jose Maria Morelos y Pavon! Long live Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez! Long live Ignacio Allende! Long live Leona Vicar! Long live mothers and fathers of our country! Long live anonymous heroes! Long live heroic people of Mexico! Long live indigenous communities! Long live freedom! Long live justice! Long live democracy! Long live our sovereignty! Long live universal fraternity! Long live peace! Long live the cultural greatness of Mexico! Long live Mexico! Long live Mexico! Long live Mexico!".
C/U Dolores Bell
W/S Zocalo Square
C/U Lopez Obrador waving Mexican flag
C/U Musicians playing instruments
W/S Balcony of the National Palace decorated with the Mexican flag colours
C/U Lopez Obrador and his wife Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller waving at the crowds
W/S Fireworks
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador led the Mexican Independence celebrations in Mexico City on Sunday.
Over a hundred thousand people gathered on Zocalo square to listen to Obrador's speech commemorating the beginning of the War of Independence against Spain.
Lopez Obrador addressed the audience from the balcony of the National Palace, decorated with the colours of the Mexican flag for the occasion, praising the heroes of the history of Mexico.
“Long live to the indigenous communities! Long live to freedom! Long live to justice! Long live to democracy! Long live to our sovereignty! Long live to the universal fraternity! Long live to peace!”
This marked Obrador's first 'Grito de Dolores' [literally Cry of Dolores] to celebrate the 209 anniversary of the independence of Spain since he assumed office.
The Cry of Dolores is considered the event that began the Mexican War of Independence in the early morning of 16 September 1810, when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bell of his church calling people to arms against Spain.