This year marks the 47th anniversary of the government massacre of students in the Tlatelolco Plaza in Mexico City in 1968.
Telesurv, October 2
Thousands of Mexicans will march in the capital of Mexico City Friday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1968 massacre of students by the state in Tlatelolco Plaza, in the heart of the capital.
This year’s march will hold special significance as the march will again remember the 43 forcibly disappeared students from the Ayotzinapa teacher-training college and because the Mexico City police carried out unprecedented exercises simulating disturbances as if they expected violence to erupt this Friday.
Their disappearance, in the southern state of Guerrero on Sept. 26-27, 2014, happened as the students were gathering funds in order to participate in the commemoration of the 1968 massacre [Wikipedia] in Mexico City.
Student massacre demonstration turns violent in Mexico
Clashes have erupted between protesters and police in Mexico after thousands of people took to the streets of the capital to commemorate the 47th anniversary of a student massacre in the South American country.
PressTV, October 3
According to Mexican officials, the Friday demonstration in the capital Mexico City turned violent when about 300 “anarchists” lobbed stones and firebombs at the police guarding the National Palace, which is home to the country’s President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Officials said police responded by firing tear gas, and that the violence lasted for around one hour.
The organizers of the rallies called for restraint from both sides.
In a similar protest in the southern city of Oaxaca, 52 masked youths were arrested for offenses, including vandalizing shops and banks, according to local authorities.
This year’s rallies drew more than 15,000 people in the capital alone.
Twitter: #2DeOctubreNoSeOlvida (Do Not Forget October 2nd).
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