Sunday, October 14, 2007

Vicente Fox Statue Destroyed

Via CBS News:

(CBS/AP) Opposition protesters have torn down a bronze statue of former Mexican President Vicente Fox, just hours after it was erected this morning.

Workers put up the commemorative 10-foot statue before dawn in the city of Boca del Rio, in Veracruz state.

But by midmorning a crowd of about 100 angry protesters began egging the statue, fastened a rope around its neck and pulled it to the ground.

Many were members of the centrist Revolutionary Institutional Party, which governed Mexico for much of the 20th century until Fox (of the conservative National Action Party) won a presidential election in 2000.

1 comment:

MOPowell said...

I didn't even notice until now that there is a guy playing guitar right next to the statue. That's funny.