Imagine a Million Camping Out on Wall St
Wouldn't that be interesting? You know, some small fraction of the nation's unemployed in a bunch of tents, vowing not to leave until the occupation ended and international forces brought an end to the slaughter in Gaza? Natch, we're not Mexicans.
By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 11 minutes ago
MEXICO CITY - Supporters of Mexico's leftist presidential candidate paralyzed the capital's financial district with makeshift protest camps Monday, saying they won't leave until the nation's top electoral court rules on their demand for a recount of the disputed election.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's followers set up dozens of makeshift camps that blocked most traffic on one of the main arteries in this megalopolis of 20 million people, snarling the already chaotic rush hour, slowing freeways to a crawl for miles and forcing millions of commuters to circle downtown looking for a way to work.
Insurance company employee Camilo Perez was among thousands who parked blocks away and hiked to work in business suits or high heels. He said his regular 40-minute commute took two hours.