The battle over neoliberal educational “reforms” mandated by the regime of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has caused a walkout by teachers and massive unrest in the state of Oxaca, where as many as a dozen protesters were slain 19 June.
Now thousands have taken to the streets of the nation’s capital in support of the strikers.
We begin with raw video footage from RT’s Ruptly TV:
Mexico: 10,000s march in Mexico City in solidarity with Oaxaca teachers
And the details from United Press International:
Tens of thousands of people in Mexico City protested on Sunday over recent violent clashes between police and a teachers union in the Oaxaca state that killed at least 10 people.
The protest on Sunday was called by Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, a former mayor of Mexico City, one week after the clashes between the National Coordinator of Education Workers union and Mexican state police.
Authorities said more than 4,000 police officers were deployed to central Mexico City as the march occurred Sunday.
The teachers union, social organizations and local residents held protests and disrupted traffic on a major highway connecting Oaxaca to Mexico City for about a week before violence erupted last Sunday when riot police attempted to disperse the crowds. Authorities said 10 people died, but some witnesses said up to 12 people died. Dozens of civilians and police were also injured.