Anarchist March to Commemorate 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre in Mexico City

Published October 4, 2019

Mexico

Anarchists marched in Mexico City on Wednesday to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre, in which hundreds of students were killed by military and police in the Plaza of Three Cultures.

After anarchists attacked AMLO’s palace during a recent protest for the disappeared Ayotzinapa 43, the state instituted a human fence of 12 thousand people with white shirts in order to protect capitalist and state targets from anarchists and revolutionaries during the October 2 commemoration.

“They are so afraid of us that they block us,” read graffiti in red ink on one of the metal fences mounted to protect the walls of the headquarters of the Bank of Mexico.

The biggest incident occurred during the march that started from the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, on Calle 5 de Mayo, where the large groups arrived at the capital Zócalo. At that point there was no longer a “Peace Belt,” but only metal structures to shield walls and glass.

Right on the corner of May 5 and Lazaro Cardenas Central Axis, police officers ran into an anarchist group near the rear of the march.

It was then that the block, with black clothes and faces covered, threw stones at the police and then firecrackers, an action that replicated in each corner of 5 de Mayo Street.

The anarchists shouted: “Death to the State, long live anarchy!” and “Guard dogs of order and law, hired killers, abuse of power!”

Among the tags sprayed by anarchists during the march was a message in support of anarchist political prisoner Miguel Peralta, who is currently on hunger strike.

Mexico

Thousands of students from Oaxaca, Coahuila, Zacatecas, Chiapas, Tabasco, Michoacán, Sinaloa, Baja California Sur and Yucatán also joined in similar demonstrations to demand justice for the victims of October 2.

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