A photo of a 12-year-old boy attempting
to block an anti-gay march in Mexico is making headlines.
The photo was taken in Celaya,
Guanajuato by photojournalist Manuel Rodriguez.
In the photo, the unnamed boy is seen
from behind, his hands stretched out as three cars approach down the
street followed by thousands of marchers.
“At first I thought the boy was just
told Regeneracion.mx. Rodriguez said that when he asked about
the incident, the boy answered, “I have an uncle who is gay and I
don't like that they hate him.”
The Roman Catholic group National Front
for the Family organized Saturday's marches to protest Mexican
President Enrique Pena Nieto's proposal to legalize marriage rights
for gay and lesbian couples throughout the country. Reuters reported
that a march in Queretaro drew an estimated 40,000 people.
Marriage equality supporters took to
the streets of Mexico City on Sunday.