Campesinos from the state of Veracruz are in Mexico City and taking off their clothes, as they frequently do, to bring attention to their grievances. Their anger is primarily directed at federal member of parliament Miguel Ángel Yunes of the National Action Party (PAN) who they accuse of embezzling funds from the Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers (ISSTE).
The campesinos – hundreds of men, young and old and some twenty women – couldn’t have chosen a more visible spot to perform their choreographed repertoire set to their very own band. On Eje Central, the main road that splits the Historic Centre of the city in two,and right in front of the Palace of Fine Arts, hundreds of curious onlookers stop to watch the campesinos perform in the late afternoon. Traffic continues to flow with many flummoxed motorists filming the commotion on their phones as they pass while traffic police blow their whistles. At the time of writing they remain steadfast, continuing to pursue their goal of an audience with the head of the Attorney General’s Department (PGR).