Ex-police officers from Mexico City blocked this Wednesday for several hours the crossing of Paseo de la Reforma and Insurgentes Avenue in protest against non-payment of pension.
Starting in the morning, thirty retired policemen stood at the crossroads halfway down the street from the Senatewhere they closed the roads to demand the Government of Mexico City pension and retirement payments, as well as overdue payments to widows.
Similarly, they demanded the payment of the Provident Fund of the Police, with posters that the resources are for the uniformed, not for the institution, which they exhibited, along with several canvases with their demands, on both avenues.
However, after several hours with the lockdown, which even forced the Metrobus to cut service Line 1 and in the line 7which passes through the point, the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) sent a group of policemen riot policewith the purpose of retracting the non-conformists.
It was then that, after settling on the sidewalk and median, they forced the retirees to release Insurgentes, so the Metrobús reestablished service along with circulation, remaining on Paseo de la Reforma, where they carried out intermittent blockades, now only on the center lanes.
The new ones against the old ones
This, while a commission of former police officers met with representatives of the Government of Mexico City, after whose meeting the protesters were withdrawn by those of the SSC who wore helmets and anti-riot shields.
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However, it was not reported whether an agreement was reached with the authorities or whether they will carry out more actions like the one on Wednesday, which caused intense road chaos.
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