Demonstrators march in Juarez to protest proposed tax increase
Cd. Juarez, Chih. (KTSM) — About 400 people took to the streets of Juarez today to protest a proposed tax increase.
The march started at the newly completed "X" monument, and ended at the Bridge of the Americas. The federal government in Mexico has proposed a tax increase in border cities from 11-percent to 16-percent, which is what the rest of the country pays.
"The increased tax rate of about 5-percent is going to increase the power of consumption of the people of Juarez, so all the economy is going to have a turn down. So it's not going to be a good for employment, it's not going to be good for the economy or the region, and that's why we don't like it," said former Congressman Ramón Galindo.
Some protestors tried to block the bridge, and others burned a piñata in the shape of Mexico's secretary of treasury.