Demonstrations in support of the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) are causing traffic problems on Avenida de los Insurgentes and Eje 1 Norte in the Buenavista neighborhood of the Cuauhtémoc borough of Mexico City.
“A gathering to support the CNTE is affecting the traffic along Avenida de los Insurgentes and Eje 1 Norte, Colonia Buenavista, CUH,” the Communication Command and Control Center of the City of Mexico (C4) in its Twitter account @ciudad_segura.
Protesters are blocking vehicular and pedestrian access to the commercial center situated along the Buenavista Metrobús station.
The city Public Safety Secretariat announced that there is a second group of people protesting along Avenida Municipio Libre at its intersection with Eje 1 Poniente. The Public Safety Secretariat suggests bypassing the area for Avenida Universidad, Divisíon del Norte or Eje 7 Sur.
Traffic remains closed on Bucareli from Morelos up to Ayuntamiento, and some lanes are closed on Enrico Martínez and Emilio Donde because of demonstrators gathered at the Plaza de la Ciudadela.
In his Twitter account @SeGobCDMX, the Interior Secretary for Mexico City said that he had experienced a travel interruption along Eje 5 Sur and 5 de Mayo, in the Apatlaco neighborhood of the borough of Iztapalaa, where residents are demanding the installation of more streetlights.
Authorities warned that at 2:30 p.m. there would be a march against the mistreatment of animals from the Zócalo to Bellas Artes called together by the Organización de Acción Directa.
At 3 p.m., another march is expected to leave from José María Izazaga 89 toward Fray Servando 77, in the Centro.