Could the march go as high as TWO million this time? The Solictor General, Bernardo Batiz thinks so.
(Update: The police say 2.4 million
) He also denied the (not particularly credible) suggestion from the press that governmental employees are being forced to pay kickbacks to support the march. As he said, make a formal charge before a court. If it's true, it would be incredibly easy to prove.
The marchers are
smiling, armed only with whistles, rattles, and drums. It is, , says José Gil Olmos
, President Fox, ultra-right wing civil organizations (especially church-affiliated ones), private enterprise, and certain media organizations are the ones urging violence. Like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, they are creating an atmosphere ripe for violence by repressing a genuine popular yearning for real and free elections.
President Vicente Fox's involvement in the election will become
a matter in front of the elections court. Personally, I think that there's no question he abused his office. If the allegations against his wife and sons are sustained, it will be Katy, bar the door.