Photos of activists, journalists, students, and others killed with state complicity in Mexico were placed on the altar alongside items connected to the figure of Justice, including the Mexican Constitution of 1917. A candlelit procession of Catrinas and Catrines on Petty Cury drew the attention of passers-by who proceeded to visit the altar, read about the decline of the Mexican justice system, and speak to group members about human rights abuses in Mexico.
The altar at Cambridge’s much-loved independent Mexican eatery at 29 Petty Cury received hundreds of visitors between Saturday 31 October and Tuesday 3 November. To mark the end of the Day of the Dead celebrations, traditional ‘pan de muerto’ (sweet bread placed on the altar for the souls of the dead to eat), ‘chocolate caliente’ (hot chocolate) and café de olla (Mexican coffee with cinnamon and other spices) were served in the restaurant.
We keep the memory of Mexican Justice in our hearts and hope for her return.