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A previous Grito celebration on the Plaza Grande of Mérida. Photo: Flickr
A previous Grito celebration on the Plaza Grande of Mérida. Photo: Flickr

Mérida, Yucatán — Over 50,000 people packed the Plaza Grande last night, defying the afternoon rain to celebrate the Grito de Independencia, a patriotic festival of fireworks and music.

Heavy security safeguarded the plaza as officers, assisted by police dogs, patrolled the roofs and roamed the streets on foot and in trucks.

Prior to the traditional ceremony, the Secretary General of Government, Victor Caballero Duran, read Mexico’s Declaration of Independence. From the balcony of the government palace, Gov. Rolando Zapata Bello was flanked by various military officers.

Thousands of voices echoed in the heart of the city as they shouted “Viva Mexico!” and “Viva Yucatán!” noted Diario de Yucatán.

The grito precedes the holiday itself. Today is Independence Day in Mexico. Viva!

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