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A pilgrimage that ended in a fight

An Italian, Gemelli Carreri was a witness among other events of the procession of the Holy Martes, in one of his works included the story of something very curious that happened in 1697. According to the traveler, in the capital of New Spain, a procession In three groups, each for its own part: that of the members of the brotherhood of the Holy Trinity, the other group of the brothers of San Gregorio of the company of Jesus and also the group of the brothers of San Franciso, known as the "Procession of the Chinese" as it was called because it was composed mostly of people who came from the Philippines. Carreri, amidst the distraction of traffic, the procession of the Holy Trinity and that of the Chinese came face to face once they arrived at the Royal Palace, now known as the National Palace, like none other. The processions gave way, the penalty of deteriorating their hierarchy caused them to engage in heated disputes of taunts and insults, they began to fight, the brothers began to beat and ended up using their crosses and sticks that obivamente ended up being used against the rival brotherhood . According to Carreri, the solemn procession ended with injuries and some deaths.