- Title: Mexican’s commemorate 48th anniversary of Tlatelolco student massacre
- Date: 3rd October 2016
- Summary: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (OCTOBER 02, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MARCHING WOMEN MARCHING AND CHANTING PROTESTERS WITH FLAGS AND PLACARDS PLACARD THAT READS "A PEOPLE WITHOUT MEMORY REPEAT THE SAME HISTORY" MORE OF PROTESTERS MARCHING (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PROTESTER, TAMARA BARRA, SAYING: "Today marks 48 years since the Tlateloloco students massacre. It was a massacre committed on students who fought for democracy and justice. The Mexican government killed them (students) many years ago. They killed them, criminalised and above all else wanted to hide the truth." VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MARCHING ON STREETS PROTESTERS CHANTING "THE FIGHT CONTINUES" MORE OF PROTESTERS MARCHING WOMAN HOLDING MEXICAN FLAG (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ACTIVIST, JULIAN LEBARON, SAYING: "There are 28,000 disappeared people in our country and tens of thousands of people killed and there is almost complete impunity. There are people responsible for our security, who are charging to keep up our security and we want them to go." VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS CALLING FOR RESIGNATION OF PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PENA NIETO
- Embargoed: 18th October 2016 08:32
- Keywords: Mexico Mexico City protest demonstration Tlateloloco massacre students
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA00152BB9KZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Thousands of Mexicans took to the streets of the capital on Sunday (October 02) to mark the 48th anniversary of the massacre of hundreds of student protesters on October 2, 1968 in Tlatelolco Square.
In 1968, security forces stormed a student protest, killing at least 30 people, although witnesses and rights activists put the toll as high as 300. Authorities blamed anarchists for infiltrating the march.
The march was led by the 1968 Student Movement as well as various student organisations from the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and the IPN (National Polytechnic Institute).
"Today marks 48 years since the Tlateloloco students massacre. It was a massacre committed on students who fought for democracy and justice. The Mexican government killed them (students) many years ago. They killed them, criminalised and above all else wanted to hide the truth," said protester, Tamara Barra.
Security forces and senior government officials from the Institutional Revolutionary Party, Mexico's current ruling party, crushed leftist student and guerrilla movements in a "dirty war" in the 1960s and 1970s.
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
- Copyright Notice: (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2016. Open For Restrictions - http://about.reuters.com/fulllegal.asp
- Usage Terms/Restrictions: None