Ejidatarios liberate the Mexico-Toluca after 6 hours; demanded a stop to illegal logging

Representatives of Segob and Semarnat arrived at the place, to whom they delivered the request document; They are also against the invasion of lands classified as ecological reserves.

Mexico City, June 5 (However).- after six hoursthe road libre Mexico-Toluca at the height of Venta and its access in Santa Fe was released after protesters will block he paso in both ways.

National media reported that the demonstrations were carried out by residents of the area, community members and ejidatarios who demand an end to the illegal felling of trees in Bosque de Agua, Lagunas de Zempoala and other surrounding areas; as well as the subdivision, sale and invasion of lands classified as an ecological reserve.

With blankets and the voice of slogans, the nonconformists blocked the access to the Mexico-Toluca highway from 9:00 am, a fact that was reported by the National Guard (GN) and the Road Guidance Center of the Secretariat of Citizen Security of Mexico City (CdMx).

They demanded dialogue with authorities from the Ministry of the Interior (Segob), the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) and the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa), in order to address their complaints.

Manuel Cuevas, representative of Segob, and Daniel Calzada, from Semarnat, arrived at the place; However, his presence caused discomfort, since the ejidatarios expected high-level public servants to arrive.

Later, they handed over the request document, in addition to the fact that the representative of the ejidatarios, Eduardo González Gómez, requested an audience with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

While the blockade was in effect, users on social networks reported what had happened, a fact that affected several motorists and passenger trucks that were traveling on said road.

“I was trapped in Mexico-Toluca for five hours. […] It was very heavy to be there, but it is a legitimate and necessary requirement”, reported the journalist Erick Juárez Pineda from his Twitter account.

Finally, after six hours, at approximately 3:00 p.m., the protesters put to a vote the reopening of traffic to let those affected pass through, a consensus that concluded in favor, for which the Mexico-Toluca was finally released.

The demonstration coincided with World Environment Day, which has been celebrated on June 5 of each year since 1973.


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