Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Mexico City over the weekend to protest the government's neoliberal education reforms and its brutal repression of teachers, especially in Oaxaca where 12 people were killed.
Led by the CNTE teachers' unions, dozens of student groups, community and women's organizations, and other labor unions showed a massive display of solidarity with the brave fight of the teachers in the nation's capital. Protesters chanted "Maestro, aguanta! El pueblo se levanta!" ("Teacher, hold on! The people are rising!") and "Entonces, lucha! Lucha! Lucha! No dejes de luchar! Por un gobierno obrero, campesino y popular!" ("So fight! Fight! Fight! Do not stop fighting! For a worker, peasant and popular government!")
The protests against education reforms have since spread across the country and workers from other sectors have joined the fight as well. The teachers and their supporters will continue to fight for their rights!
Photos by Che Brandes-Tuka.