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#EPNStop : Human Chain in Mexico against #LeyTelecom

Written by Juan Arellano · Translated by Elizabeth On 26 April 2014 @ 22:59 pm | 11 Comments

In Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Latin America, Mexico, Protest, Quick Reads, Spanish, Youth

A human chain [1] protest against the Telecommunications Bill proposed [2] in Mexico took place in Mexico City, the country's capital, on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The chain was planned to link the official residency of the Mexican president in Los Pinos [3] to the headquarters of Televisa [4] [es] in Chapultepec, covering an approximate distance of 7 kms. But the police prevented the protesters to reach Los Pinos, so it had to start at Avenue Chivatito, close to the National Auditorium.

From the web to the streets, TT's in Twitter, rivers of people on the streets defending freedom

The human chain is already in place from Televisa to the Auditorium

This is how human chain looks from above, they cannot hide it ;)

In this short video [es] from user Animal Político (Political Animal) you can see some snapshots of the protest that took place after the human chain:

The following video [es] from user Frank Sánchez is one of many videos created to raise awareness of the threat to freedom of expression and human rights that the bill poses.

Others, however, thought this protest was organized by Carlos Slim since the Telecommunications Bill could negatively affect his business as well. Twitter users used the hashtag #CadenaTelmex -Telmex is one of the major companies in Slim's holding- to comment their thoughts and try to counteract #CadenaHumana in a “trending topic war”.

This human chain seems more like a Telmex chain. Where I come from, they call it hauled people.

On the streets, some took the opportunity to defended their right to protest and criticized those who stay silent.

It's worth more… human chain; no more power to the power.

On the t-shirt: A stupid protest is worth more than a stupid who doesn't protest

Meanwhile, Congress announced they'll postpone this bill's voting until June:

They postponed the discussion of the Telecom bill until June. They want it to take place at the same time as the World Cup

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URLs in this post:

[1] human chain: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CadenaHumana&src=tyah

[2] Telecommunications Bill proposed: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/21/epnvsinternet-mass-campaign-against-mexican-communications-bill/

[3] Los Pinos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Pinos

[4] Televisa: http://www.televisa.com/

[5] pic.twitter.com/NtIIRxM7NC: http://t.co/NtIIRxM7NC

[6] #CadenaHumana: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CadenaHumana&src=hash

[7] #EPNStop: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23EPNStop&src=hash

[8] April 26, 2014: https://twitter.com/YoSoyRed_/statuses/460113366959153153

[9] pic.twitter.com/kF6e7nOSX2: http://t.co/kF6e7nOSX2

[10] April 26, 2014: https://twitter.com/Espejored/statuses/460132304724037633

[11] pic.twitter.com/9JMSDH7nEb: http://t.co/9JMSDH7nEb

[12] @diariodfmx: https://twitter.com/diariodfmx

[13] April 26, 2014: https://twitter.com/YoSoyRed_/statuses/460107245523451905

[14] #CadenaTelmex: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CadenaTelmex&src=hash

[15] #Acarreados: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Acarreados&src=hash

[16] pic.twitter.com/7FRkmMBtOD: http://t.co/7FRkmMBtOD

[17] April 26, 2014: https://twitter.com/ArturoMorenoMX/statuses/460117152427544576

[18] #NoMasPoderAlPoder: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NoMasPoderAlPoder&src=hash

[19] pic.twitter.com/YdvH1nBeQM: http://t.co/YdvH1nBeQM

[20] April 26, 2014: https://twitter.com/elbaxter/statuses/460109035753058304

[21] pic.twitter.com/ngP0tC99m6: http://t.co/ngP0tC99m6

[22] April 26, 2014: https://twitter.com/DeniseDresserG/statuses/460131031413035008

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