Photo: Protest in Mexico
The expressway linking the Mexican capital with the Pacific resort city of Acapulco was re-opened early Friday after being blocked for more than 10 hours by peasants demanding that authorities do more to fight crime, the Guerrero state government said.
Members of the Union of Towns and Organizations of Guerrero blocked the expressway outside Chilpancingo, the state capital, at some 200 kilometers (120 miles) south of Mexico City.
Authorities agreed to install a round-table to review the peasants’ demands, as a result of which the blockade was removed after about 10 hours, the Guerrero Public Safety Office said.
The transport of goods and tourists to Acapulco, the chief tourist destination of southern Mexico, was stymied because the blockade was located at a place where no possibility existed for vehicles to take a detour.