Yesterday during’s Mexico’s September 16 Independence Day celebration in Mexico City’s iconic Zócalo plaza —in front of president Enrique Peña Nieto, a cadre of national leaders and a national TV audience— this happened. (H/T Sin Embargo)
Social media also included pictures of the flag gaffe.
— Revista Emeequis (@emeequis) September 16, 2014
Minutes later, members of Mexico’s armed forces were able to raise the flag correctly.
It does beg the question posed by our friends at Gozamos and others:
— Gozamos.com (@gozamos) September 17, 2014
— MARIO ALBERTO RGZ (@MARIOALBERTORGZ) September 17, 2014
Meanwhile, if you want to know what our community is saying about the future of Mexico, check out this September 16 thread we posted on our Facebook.