In drug lord’s state, Mexicans march for peace
people march in support of jailed drug boss Joaquin Guzman, "El Chapo," in the city of Culiacan, Mexico - AP/Jonathan Telles
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CULIACAN: About a hundred people have marched for peace in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, several days after about 1,000 supporters of arrested drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman staged a protest demanding his release.

Saturday’s peace march was billed as a step “to regain pride in being from Sinaloa,” after prominent coverage of Wednesday’s march by Guzman supporters.

While not billed as an anti-Guzman march, some residents of the state capital of Culiacan clearly opposed the image that residents in his home state support the drug lord arrested last weekend.

Saturday’s marchers wore white clothing, and carried placards with slogans like “Long Live the Good Sinaloans” and “Sinaloans are hardworking people.”

Some pro-Guzman marchers said they liked the drug lord because he provided jobs, money and protection.

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