. Mexico City’s bells ring for Independence Day, in a massive celebration « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR/Bells rang through Mexico City Thursday night, recreating the 1810 call to arms famously known as El Grito — the cry to overthrow Spanish rule and fight for independence.

“Viva México!” President Andrés Manuel López Obrador shouted repeatedly — calls that were loudly echoed by the massive crowd that packed Mexico City’s Zócalo, the capital’s main square. He celebrated Mexico’s identity, its culture, its indigenous people; he also acknowledged the challenges the country faces.

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