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Mexico: Lopez Obrador leads Independence celebrations in Mexico City

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September 16, 2020 at 11:03 GMT -00:00 · Published

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador led the Mexican Independence celebrations in Mexico City on Tuesday.

Lopez Obrador addressed the country from the balcony of the National Palace, decorated with the colours of the Mexican flag for the occasion.

“Long live the heroic people of Mexico! Long live the indigenous communities! Long live the cultural greatness of Mexico! Long live freedom! Long live justice!”

This marked Obrador's second 'Grito de Dolores' [literally: Cry of Dolores] to celebrate the 210th anniversary of independence from Spain.

The Cry of Dolores is considered the event that began the Mexican War of Independence in the early morning of September 16, 1810, when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bell of his church calling people to arms against Spanish rule.

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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador led the Mexican Independence celebrations in Mexico City on Tuesday.

Lopez Obrador addressed the country from the balcony of the National Palace, decorated with the colours of the Mexican flag for the occasion.

“Long live the heroic people of Mexico! Long live the indigenous communities! Long live the cultural greatness of Mexico! Long live freedom! Long live justice!”

This marked Obrador's second 'Grito de Dolores' [literally: Cry of Dolores] to celebrate the 210th anniversary of independence from Spain.

The Cry of Dolores is considered the event that began the Mexican War of Independence in the early morning of September 16, 1810, when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bell of his church calling people to arms against Spanish rule.

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