Protestors seek to shut down Mexico City over election fraud
The protestors blocked Zocalo square opposite the presidential palace and may stay there for a few weeks until courts decide on the legitimacy of the presidential poll.
Supporters of presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador the outcome of the July 2 presidential elections, in Mexico City, Mexico, on Monday, July 24, 2006. Nearly 100 people gathered in front of Mexico's Stock Exchange Market demanding a ballot by ballot recount of the last July 2 elections. AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini via Yahoo News.
Lopez Obrador himself spent the night at the square and vowed to live at one of the protest sites along with his supporters.
Financial markets shuddered over the impending protests with stocks, bonds and currency all heading downward.