Mexicanos recrean victoria de 5 de mayo de 1862 ante Francia

Los residentes en la Ciudad de México marchan, bailan y disparan balas de fogueo con mosquetes para conmemorar el 160 aniversario de la victoria sobre las tropas francesas en la cercana ciudad de Puebla en 1862

Los residentes en la Ciudad de México marcharon, bailaron y dispararon balas de fogueo con mosquetes el jueves para conmemorar el 160 aniversario de la victoria sobre las tropas francesas en la cercana ciudad de Puebla en 1862.

Conocida como la Batalla de Puebla, la victoria originó el Cinco de Mayo, un feriado que se celebra más en Estados Unidos que en el propio México.

La invasión francesa de la década de 1860 tuvo finalmente, aunque por poco tiempo, éxito. Estableció el reinado del emperador Maximiliano (1864-1867), quien después fue depuesto y ejecutado.

En Puebla, sus habitantes se caracterizaron de soldados franceses y zacapoaxtlas, el contingente indígena y campesino que ayudó a las tropas mexicanas a lograr la victoria.

Pedro Rodríguez, un trabajador de aduanas, se vistió con el sombrero de paja y el pañuelo típicos de los zacapoaxtlas, aunque con un giro contemporáneo por la incorporación de unas gafas de sol para protegerse de su luz.

“Se trata de ganar la batalla en honor a la bandera de México", afirmó Rodríguez.

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