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Marching bands, flag bearers, traditional dresses, folkloric dance, dance groups, and athletic demonstrations were all part of the colorful parade on Monday, commemorating the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.
The parade, which lasted nearly 4 hours, included the participation of 31 mostly student groups ranging in age from elementary school through university. There were no serious problems along the parade route, except for a brief incident between a group of youth that was immediately addressed.
Following a short civic ceremony, the parade headed out from in front of City Hall at approximately 8:30 a.m. Thousands of participating students showed off their best attire and displayed their skills following weeks of practice in marching bands, dance groups, and sports teams.
Students from Colegio de Bachilleres (Cobach), as well as from the Superior Technological Institute of Puerto Peñasco (ITSPP) took advantage of the crowd to display demonstration signs against the violence and acts that led to the recent disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero.
The parade wrapped up around 12:30 p.m. at Plaza a la Madre, with the lively participation of local horseback riding clubs.