Photo: El Chapo Supporters
“We want Chapo released! He is respected more than many politicians,” read one poster. “We want a transparent trial,” said another protest sign. Many carried cardboard demanding respect for the rights of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera.
Some ladies in Sinaloa said that stocking of rural pantries and other desperately needed assistance has been received by El Chapo in the past. Now nothing. Many came forward with boxes full of tamales that were distributed among the protesters. The march took place in Culiacan.
Students were a large part of the march, the reason is, according to the anonymous organizers. “El Chapo is a hero and we are demanding his release,” some protesters said. One young man, 14 or 15-years-old had a shirt that read, “Chapo -Sinaloa is yours”.
Journalists were conservatively estimating some 800 people marched. Most were wearing white, and notably people of all ages joined in the march. Some children walked holding hands of their mothers, while older woman also got in on the “protest.” Police did not interfere as roads were closed for the march. Two bands livened up the protest in defense of “Chapo.” The streets were blocked from Juárez to Angel Flores in Culiacan.