Demonstrators took to the streets in Mexico to protest against US president Donald Trump
The demonstrators waved Mexican flags in protest at the “anti-Mexican policies” of the new US administration as they walked through Mexico City on Sunday.
But while many held up and later burned effigies of Mr Trump and hoisted anti Trump signs, protestors were quick to point out they were not against America.
Maria Garcia, told The LA Times: “We are not against the American people. This is about Trump, who is spreading hate and division.
“The United States and Mexico are natural friends and allies, but Trump is destroying this.”
The march, dubbed “Libra Mexico (Mexican vibe) was attended by at least 20,000 people, according to city officials.
Several other coordinated marches took place in Mexico cities like Tijuana, Merida and Morelia and Monterey.
Many protestors held up and later burned effigies of Mr Trump
Three weeks into his administration, Trump has vowed to press ahead with construction of his border wall.
He has even set to work on shoring up his plans to start work on the wall, despite the fact that it is estimated to cost $21.6billion to build the wall, according to a US Department of Homeland Security internal report.
Many Americans are worried that US taxpayers will have to foot the bill if Mexico continues to refuse to pay for it.
The march, dubbed “Libra Mexico (Mexican vibe) was attended by at least 20,000 people
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Mr Trump and his administration was the target of the march but some also raged against Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Many people within the crowd held up signs saying “Respect Mexico” and “we are all Mexico” at the rally, the LA Times reported.
Others held signs saying “Trump, pay for your own wall!” in relation to the US president’s desire to have Mexico pay for the wall.
Many people within the crowd held up signs saying “Respect Mexico"
Marchers were met with a heavy police presence at the rally but there were no reports of violence.
The march was sparked by Mr Trump's contentious pledge to “build a wall” to keep out Mexican immigrants from the US.
It is widely seen as one of the propsals that helped to propel him into office.
Crowds hoisted effigies of Mr Trump who they dubbed Hitler
This weekend, Mr Trump said the cost will “come way down.”
In tweets on Saturday he said: "I am reading that the great border WALL will cost more than the government originally thought, but I have not gotten involved in the… design or negotiations yet. When I do, just like with the F-35 FighterJet or the Air Force One Program, price will come WAY DOWN!"
However, protestors at the rally on Saturday were clear that they think it is a bad idea.
“We want bridges not walls,“ one protestor’s sign read.
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