Dozens of people gathered at the 24th Street BART plaza on Monday to protest the Mexican election results, according to organizers.
A group calling itself the Bay Area chapter of the Yo Soy 132 movement began organizing after the group formed in Mexico in May.
Although the movement is nonpartisan, it opposes the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), citing the party’s history of corruption during its 70-year reign.
Preliminary counts of Sunday’s election results show the PRI candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto, leading with 38 percent of the vote, and his rival, Manuel Lopez Obrador, with 32 percent of the vote.
The group questioned the results, as there have been reports of election fraud.
The protesters on 24th Street joined the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets of Mexico City on Monday.
Last month, more than 100 members marched in front of Univision’s San Francisco headquarters to demand fair election coverage. Protesters held signs that read “My remittances [wired money transactions] count, I want my vote to count too,” and “71 years of repression, that’s enough.”
The Mission BART stations have historically served as gathering places for demonstrators. In the late 1970s, the 24th Street plaza was nicknamed Plaza Sandino after the Nicaraguan revolutionary August Sandino.
In 2009, dozens marched on the plaza to support exiled Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.