[ View the story "Protesters occupy Mexico City metro stations over fare hike." on Storify] Protesters occupy Mexico City metro stations over fare hike. As the city plans to increase ticket prices, activists call to jump the gates.
The Stream· Tue, Dec 10 2013 12:51:27 @REVURBANA: December 13, nobody pays metro. There are different ways to get past, no excuse. @ZauberVollmond: Fare for @STCMetroDF will cost the same as the minimum fare as trucks/minivans, many will stop using the subway.
#PosMeSalto El boleto para el @STCMetroDF costará lo mismo que el pasaje mínimo del los camiones/micros, varios dejarán de usar el metro.Rodrigo Montalvo L
Since the news of the fare increase, protesters have been
various stations around the city.
@ANONOPSHISPANO: Report that tonight Tepito metro station was taken over by .
#PosMeSalto; protestan contra alza a Metrolasillarota1
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Others are expressing their anger by using graffiti. Team Destructo posted this picture on their Facebook
in response to the government's plans.
While some have commended the effort of activists, others have argued that their actions are counter-productive and a hindrance to the five million people who use metro for
@raisazaidi populist jugglers, misguided anger, and short term paliatives instead of real change might sum up my thoughts on #PosMeSaltoEsteban Gonzalez
really and in my opinion, I think this is not a good way to express themselves, and that in trying to harm the government also hurt us by not having trains runningFelipe Flores
Juanito Villasenor: It is a good way to protest, however, it is damaging trains that are used daily by our families, children, parents. Best way to protest would be in newspapers or radio!
is good way to protest, however it is damaging trains everyday of our families, children, parents, best would be that protest in newspapers or radio!Juanito Villaseñor
Mexico City's Metro director said demonstrators could be
for jumping turnstiles or entering without paying. In addition, those who organised the #PosMeSalto campaign could be prosecuted. Despite this, some still plan to continue the fight.
@donquejumbres13: Don't worry. Never respected the police. Move forward, have no fear. Let's do it. Meanwhile, [jump] if you can.
NO se preocupen nunca se ha respetado a la POLICIA, sigamos adelant, no tengan miedo, hagamoslo, mientras #PosMeSalto SI SE PUEDEPedro López
The country's inflation rates have been increasing, leaving some to argue that this fare increase is inevitable.
@BurdoyBarato: Can someone do the favor in explaining to #PosMeSalto the concept of inflation?
Alguien que haga el favor de explicar a los #PosMeSalto el concepto de inflación.Chien échevelée
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