(SUMMIT NEWS) – Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador slammed lockdowns as a form of "dictatorship" during a press conference, telling reporters that such measures betray "authoritarian instincts."
The populist leftist leader, known as AMLO by his supporters, said that COVID-19 lockdowns were "fashionable among authorities…who want to show they are heavy handed, dictatorship. ... A lot of them are letting their authoritarian instincts show," he added, noting that, "The fundamental thing is to guarantee liberty."
Obrador also insisted that mask-wearing should be voluntary and not mandated by the state.
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