López Obrador calls to participate in Grito de Dolores from home – CountingNews

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Mexico, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) President Andrés Manuel López Obrador today called on the Mexican people to participate in the Grito de Dolores for the 210th anniversary of national independence from their homes due to Covid-19.

In his morning press conference, he expressed that, although without an audience, the ceremony will be very striking. It will give, as last year, a score of cheers mainly to the heroes and martyrs of the patriotic deeds, although there will be some new ones, he said.

Among the latter are those related to health personnel who are battling the pandemic and working people who seek to lift the country out of the economic crisis. He said that the fireworks will be very beautiful and can also be seen on TV, as well as the lighting of the torch of hope in the Zócalo.

All the customary ceremony will take place, only without the participation of citizens, and instead a representation in images of the entire national territory illuminated on the plate of the Zócalo.

The ceremony will begin at 11 o'clock this Tuesday night as happened 210 years ago in the Parish of Dolores in Guanajuato when the priest Miguel Hidalgo rang the bell and called on the parishioners to take up arms against New Spain.

The protocol will be like every year on the Central Balcony of the National Palace, in which the president will remember the heroes of Independence.

It will be observed on the television screens the deployment of 78 soldiers with railroad flares and red light and the cauldron with a flame of five meters in diameter and two meters high. There will be no traditional typical dinner in the Palace or show in the Zócalo.

Tomorrow, a holiday, there will be a short version of the military parade, also without an audience and with a limited number of elements of the Armed Forces who will parade through some streets of the Historic Center at 10:00 am

According to the logistics, the military bodies will enter through Avenida Pino Suárez, passing through the Plaza de la Constitución and will exit through Calle 5 de Mayo, heading to Eje Central, mimicking the entrance to the capital of the Trigarante army, which the president will observe from a temple where he will also deliver awards to health personnel dedicated to the pandemic.

He said that the air show of every year with flights and acrobatics of military planes is maintained that will leave smoke trails in the national colors.

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