- Title: MEXICO: Reporter is injured by bullet in student clash
- Date: 11th June 2010
- Summary: OAXACA, MEXICO (JUNE 10, 2010) (REUTERS) RIVAL GROUPS OF DEMONSTRATORS CLASHING OUTSIDE UNIVERSITY RIOT POLICEMEN MORE OF CLASHES DEMONSTRATOR BEING ARRESTED BY POLICEMAN MORE OF RIOT POLICE OUTSIDE LAW FACULTY VARIOUS OF ARRESTED DEMONSTRATORS (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) POLICE STATE COMMISSIONER, JORGE ALBERTO QUESADAS, SAYING: "We are the police and we are going to reestablish order. The university rector formally requested help from the police and that's why we are here." VARIOUS OF DEMONSTRATORS SHOUTING SLOGANS POLICEMEN MOVING METAL STRUCTURE ARRESTED STUDENTS BEING PLACED INTO VEHICLE
- Embargoed: 26th June 2010 13:00
- Location: Mexico
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Crime / Law Enforcement
- Reuters ID: LVAA892ASHGT5XGNW0P9OTU9X498
- Story Text: A reporter was injured as rival groups of demonstrators clashed outside the faculty of law at the Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez (UABJO), a public university in Mexico's popular tourist city of Oaxaca on Thursday (June 10).
For the past three weeks, the faculty of law at this university had been taken over by a group of students who demanded that university officials review their study plan. An opposing group of students confronted the first group and tried to take over the installations by force.
The rival groups threw stones at each other.
The police moved in to establish order.
"We are the police and we are going to reestablish order. The university rector formally requested help from the police and that's why we are here," police state commissioner, Jorge Alberto Quesadas, told a demonstrator.
During the clashes gun shots were fired injuring radio reporter, Ixtli Matinez, in the leg. She was immediately taken to a near-by hospital and her condition is reported as stable.
About 30 demonstrators were arrested and taken to the attorney general's office.
Mexican rebel group Popular Revolutionary Army, or EPR, bombed natural gas and oil pipelines in 2007 to demand the release of two leftist activists it says were seized by the government in Oaxaca.
Oaxaca, a popular stop for European and U.S. tourists, in 2006 faced a violent conflict between state police and protesters calling for Oaxaca state Gov. Ulises Ruiz to resign.
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