Relatives of disappeared persons place a fence with the photos of their loved ones in the roundabout formerly known as “La Palma.”

Animal Político June 12, 2022

Relatives of disappeared people placed a fence with the photographs of their loved ones in what was formerly known as “La Palma” (the palm) roundabout. The idea of making a more robust intervention in the area is to prevent the Mexico City government from removing the photographs, as occurred in recent weeks.

“We continue the repair work in the “Roundabout of Los Desaparecidos”; with a more durable fence. We want to make the space our own”. Days before, the collectives had already placed images and a fence when the ahuehuete tree was planted to replace the emblematic palm. However, these were withdrawn by the authorities.

After placing the photographs, they walked to the “Roundabout of las Mujeres que luchan” (women who fight), where activists argued about the arrival of construction material to destroy the anti-monument. Previously the place was known as the Christopher Columbus roundabout.

Photograph by Herminia Miranda

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