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Mexico president accused of hypocrisy for backing tough anti-protest laws

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador – who made his name as a protester – backs laws that could see activists jailed for 20 yearsMexico’s president – a man who made his name blockading Pemex petroleum installations in southeastern Tabasco state – has been criticised over his support for a state law prohibiting protests. On Monday, Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s partisans in Tabasco approved legislation that metes out stiff punishment for protests, including prison sentences of up to 20 years for blocking access to businesses and 13 years for impeding work on public works projects. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/30/mexico-president-andres-manuel-lopez-obrador-accused-of-hypocrisy-after-supporting-anti-protest-laws

Author : David Agren in Mexico City

Publish date : 2019-07-30 03:34:31

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