Mexican protesters target television network

AP News
Posted: Jul 27, 2012 6:48 PM
Mexican protesters target television network

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of protesters have set up a protest camp outside the offices of Mexican television network Televisa, saying the broadcaster favored winning presidential candidate Enrique Pena Nieto.

The protesters say they will stay on the streets surrounding the network's news division until the end of Friday.

The one-day blockade is organized by a student protest movement, union and leftist groups.

Pena Nieto is married to a Televisa sopa opera star. Protesters claim the network unfairly promoted Pena Nieto's image. The network denies those accusations.

Pena Nieto won the July 1 presidential elections by a 6.6-percent margin over leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Lopez Obrador claimed Pena Nieto bought votes, and says the election results should be overturned and an interim president be named until a new vote is held.