By the order of the military, the planned Revolution Day Parade was suspended today in Puerto Vallarta.
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Revolutionary Day Parades are organized by local military and an event to honor the services, however this year it was requested that they not participate in events due to safety concerns over possible clashes with student protesters.
While there are no planned protests today in the area and Puerto Vallarta has only experienced a handful of peaceful silent marches seeking answers in the 43 missing student’s case, the order was given on a national level.
The parade was originally scheduled to start at 9:30 AM, starting at Aquiles Serdan Morelos Street, Paseo Diaz Ordaz and Mexico Avenue to Calle Uruguay.
The city still continued with the raising of the flag ceremony in the morning at Plaza de Armes with several schools present.
Some municipalities where large student protests were less likely carried out their celebrations with military involvement as scheduled, and others carried on without military involvement.
It’s be reported that neighboring city Bucerias held their Revolution Day Parade, to the extent the military played a rule in the celebration is not yet confirmed.