Mark's camera has been returned in almost perfect working order. It still requires a bit of fine tuning because I can't get rid of the Date/Time Stamp appearing on every photo. Irritating but not insurmountable, viewing wise.
APPO has been able to replace the removed barricades (all hijacked trucks) using heavy equipment they have stolen from construction sites inside the university. They've probably got more heavy equipment than the PFP. The PFP managed to remove the LP tanker permanently, thank goodness.
These two trucks are blocking the southern end of the avenue.
It is locked up tight. I had to stick the camera through the gates
to get this photo of what is normally the full parking lot.
with the wall behind them, to help finance their operations.
The PFP officers were friendly and firm. Speaking to them and thanking them for their presence elicited smiles and a "Gracias". I was surprised at how clean and neat they all were. In spite of tough living conditions and the battles they've been through, uniforms were spotless, boots were shined, body armor was polished and disclipline was military-like. I always asked permission for photos and it was always granted with a smile.
I'm going to post this now. I've got a lot more pictures of the damage done to the Zócalo and surrounding colonial buildings. I'll post those later.
I must check the news reports to see what is happening with APPO's planned "mega-march". They have been crowing about confronting the PFP in the Zócalo today.
Note: Not spell-checked.
for art, gifts and collectibles -- all hand made
by Mexican indigenous artists.
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