Thousands marched in Mexico City against gasoline price hikes despite Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto's promises to contain the effects of the fuel hike.
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Several thousand protesters marched to Mexico City's iconic Angel of Independence on Monday (January 9) to protest President Enrique Pena Nieto's price hike in fuel, despite his pledge to contain prices. Since January 1, when the government hiked gasoline prices by 14 to 20 percent, protests have broken out throughout the country. Thousands held posters against the increase in prices and chanted for Pena Nieto to leave office. Since the beginning of the month, demonstrators across the country have blocked roads and gas stations, and looting of shops has led to hundreds of arrests.