Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tree Removal Protests in San Miguel

Sketches from the passionate protests against the removal of 41 trees from Avenida Guadalupe
in San Miguel de Allende by the local municipal government.

Many children actively participating in the protest

The crowd urging the driver to step down.

Trees being lifted out of the ground

Machinery, police and protesters at a temporary standstill

People have been told the 22 year old trees will be transplanted, but no one believes it


Today I went to say goodbye to the trees.
There were only a few left standing, adorned with ribbons and signs.
It was strange not to see anyone else there.
No protesters, no children.

Only the police and the workers with their machines,

and the people in the market passing by.
Hoy fui a despedirme de los árboles.
Solo quedaban unos pocos en pie, adornados con cintas y letreros.
Era extraño no ver a nadie más allí.
Sin manifestantes, sin niños.
Solo la policia y los trabajadores con sus maquinas
y la gente del mercado pasando.

No comments:

Post a Comment