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Carlos Joaquin gives the traditional Grito de Independencia for the last time as Governor

Chetumal, Q.R. — Governor Carlos Joaquin gives the traditional Grito de Independencia or Cry of Independence Thursday night from the state’s capital city of Chetumal.

The Cry ¡Mexicanas y Mexicanos! ¡Viva la Independencia Nacional! ¡Viva Quintana Roo! ¡Viva México! was accompanied by thousands who gathered in the city’s square to participate in the start of the country’s Independencia de México on September 16.

Joaquín gave the traditional Cry of Independence to commemorate the CCXII anniversary of the independence struggle before more than 16,000 people who gathered in the Civic Plaza of the Government Palace.

From the central balcony of the Government Palace, Carlos Joaquín made the traditional harangues invoking the initiating heroes of Mexico’s struggle for independence accompanied by his wife and children.

Carlos Joaquín exclaimed: !Long live the Heroes who gave us homeland and freedom! Long live Hidalgo! Long live Jose Maria Morelos! Long live Vicente Guerrero! Long live Nicholas Bravo! Long live Ignacio Allende! Long live Mariano Matamoros! Long live Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez! Long live Leona Vicario! Long live Andres Quintana Roo! Long live Quintana Roo! Long live Mexico! Long live Mexico! Long live Mexico!

At the same time, he rang the bell and the waved Mexican flag waved to replicate the moment as Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla did. The waving of the flag was followed by fireworks and the singing of the Mexican National anthem.