Last updateFri, 15 May 2015 4pm

No words needed as marchers make their point

“This march is born out of the initiative of Jalisco families who intend to unite behind a symbol of peace for the city,” said event organizer Arturo Olvera Regin. “We don’t represent any belief, organization, political party or foundation.” 

Many took to the streets in shock at the recent spate of violent events that have rocked the state. 

“The truth is I have never been on a march like this. It is my first time” one participant admitted. 

The marchers departed from the corner of Montevideo and Pablo Casals and in silence made the three-kilometer journey to the Glorieta Minerva, where they planted flowers and prayed.

The march was announced as a response to the disturbances of May 1, which led to the deaths of 16 people and saw 39 narco-blockades, a downed helicopter and the burning of 36 vehicles.