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Mexicans march en masse against crime

"Tens of thousands of people across Mexico took to the streets Saturday to air their anger and frustration over the nation's intensifying crime wave and to demand government action," writes the L.A. Times' Ken Ellingwood from Mexico City.

"Dressed in white and bearing white roses and daisies, a sea of marchers packed the famed Paseo de la Reforma to press the nation's leaders to act to curb kidnappings, blamed in part on renegade police, and brutal killings said to be carried out by drug trafficking gangs and their confederates."

Read more here about Mexico's ongoing crime problems in our special "Mexico Under Siege" coverage.

-- Reed Johnson in Mexico City

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Criminals are empowered by the lack of enforcement.

This MAJOR PROTEST MARCH deserves major media coverage by the TImes and other U.S. media.

Kidnapping is an huge industry in Mexico and continues to ruin the country -- and affect our country as well.

Please give this more attention.

Thank You.


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