Friday, June 24
Mexico’s Classroom Wars
2006–2016. Street graffiti in Oaxaca City, commemorating the ongoing teachers’ struggle.
"Ten years ago, as a group of striking teachers slept in their encampment during the early hours of June 14 in the state capital of Oaxaca, Mexico, government forces launched an attack to remove them from the zócalo, or town square. Riot police cleared the plaza while helicopters dropped tear gas from above. The striking teachers were beaten, arrested, and pushed out of the city center. But not for long; the teachers and their supporters quickly regrouped, fighting back, block by block, and took the plaza back by midday. ..."
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