Citizens take Hidalgo street in Culiacán in protest to close the passage of vehicles

Culiacán, Sinaloa.- Citizens from groups of social groups gathered this afternoon in the first square in the center of the city of Culiacán, where They demonstrated to request that a section of Miguel Hidalgo street be closed again, so that pedestrians can travel more safely.

The demonstrators stood on that road, between Domingo Rubí and Juan Carrasco streets, in front of the Gustavo Garmendia municipal market, carrying banners in rejection of the decision made by the new mayor of Culiacán, Juan de Dios Gámez Mendivil, to remove the planterswhich served to block the passage of cars.

The activist Mariel Yee, announced that in this mobilization the groups have joined: Pedestrian League, Amapas del Norte, Femenistas Alteradas Sinaloenses, Jane’s Walk Culiacán, C’MAS (Collective of Women Activists of Sinaloa, AC), Recuperarte , Women on Bikes and PRO City.

He pointed out that the idea of ​​this protest is to create awareness among the authorities, so that take pedestrians into account in the decisions they make, instead of benefiting only a group of businessmen.

“This is an exercise in protecting public space, thinking that if at the end of the day, trade is not encouraged, it has to do directly with a pandemic issue, we cannot forget that there was a health crisis, which for more than two years It has stopped us in some ways,” Mariel said.

He pointed out that: “the fact of opening a path for pedestrian mobility, precisely motivates people to buy in the spaces, that we stop and with greater attention we stop in stores, it is thinking that it facilitates the transfer of market tenants , which then require ‘little devils’ to move their merchandise”.

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For his part, citizen Adriel Vega, commented that it seems very good to them that they want to close the passage of vehicles in that section of Miguel Hidalgo street, so that pedestrians have more security and considered that the mayor should reconsider the decision to have removed the pots.

He has a degree in Communication Sciences, graduated from the Autonomous University of the West (UAdeO) Campus Culiacán. He started in journalism in the newspaper La Hora de Sinaloa, he has also worked in the newspapers Noroeste and El Sol de Sinaloa, as well as in the sports program Desde la Banca that was broadcast on Grupo ACIR, on radio and on the radio news program Linea Direct. Since 2002 he has worked in the newspaper EL DEBATE, beginning in the printed sports section, he has also worked in the Mexico-World section. He is currently a reporter for the sports section on the digital portal of this journalistic company In EL DEBATE de Culiacán he has covered Tournaments of the Neighborhoods, World Championship Boxing matches, Mexican Pacific Baseball League, Culiacán International Marathon, political elections, among other international events. He won second place in the interview genre in the Sports Journalism Award, granted by the Municipal Sports Institute of Culiacán (Imdec). He also received Recognition from the Board of Trustees of the Culiacán International Marathon, in 2015, for completing 10 years covering said event. Email: [email protected]

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