Mexico City, Sep 16 (Sputnik) .- The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, led the commemoration ceremony of the 210 years of the “Cry of Independence” from the National Palace, official residence and seat of Power Executive, for the first time in front of a main square in the Zócalo without the crowds that come every year to the largest national civic festival.
The traditional cheers to the heroes of the deed that gave rise to the founding of independent Mexico at the dawn of The nineteenth century were accompanied by exaltations proclaimed by the leader of the Mexican nationalist left to the values of his political movement.
Another ten cheers were added by the head of state: the indigenous communities, the cultural greatness of Mexico, the freedom, justice, democracy, equality, sovereignty, universal brotherhood, love of neighbor, and hope for the future.
The five heroes of the independence movement Mentioned in the ceremony were the priests Miguel Hidalgo and José María Morelos, Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, Ignacio Allende, Leona Vicario, and also the “heroic people of Mexico.”
An escort stood under the balcony of the National Palace to respond to the president's cheers, in the ceremony broadcast live on radio, television and all electronic platforms.
López Obrador, with the presidential sash under his suit, received the national flag from a military escort inside the National Palace and left with his wife, Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, dressed in a white gala dress, to the main balcony in front of the empty square to shout at a representation of the map of Mexico, drawn with the three colors, red, green and white, of luminous devices .
A “torch of hope” was lit in the center of the Zócalo Square, without assistants due to the covid-19 pandemic, which has cost more than 71,000 lives in this country.
Fireworks were launched from the Metropolitan Cathedral for several minutes, which were celebrated by López Obrador and his wife.
The ceremony commemorates the first call for the uprising against the government of the viceroyalty of New Spain, launched in 1810 by priest Miguel Hidalgo, in the town of Dolores (center), playing the same campaign that has been installed in the National Palace since the end of the 19th century. (Sputnik)