Yesterday in Mexico: 50,000+ Take to Streets in #TodosSomosPolitécnico Protest

Oct 1, 2014
1:07 pm

Yesterday in Mexico City, an estimated 50,000 people protested new regulations for the country’s Instituto Politécnico Nacional public university.

Another protest to commemorate the anniversary of the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre is scheduled for tomorrow to, according to outlets, oppose “government education reforms that take away [students’] right to free, public, secular education, and will be demanding justice for students, killed, wounded, disappeared and jailed in the struggle for student rights.” On Monday, The New York Times reported that the government officials in Guerrero “are searching for 57 students from a teachers college who have been missing since Friday when gunmen fired on a demonstration they were attending, killing three students and three others nearby. The gunfire also wounded 25 people.”

Here are several videos from the September 30 protest:

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