Oaxaca, October 2, 2010 - At least five arrests is the preliminary balance in this city for rioting young "anarcho-punks" during the march commemorating the events at Tlatelolco on October 2, 1968.
The march went off around 16:00 hours from Eduardo Vasconcelos Boulevard, located northwest of the capital of Oaxaca, remembering the events in Mexico City 42 years ago. With their faces covered with bandannas and ski masks, about fifty demonstrators carried a number of attacks to houses, shops and vehicles. The mobilization of elements of the State Police led to the attempt by a group of the young people to rob a paint store. The hooded youths then started a fight with the forces of order, which resulted in the arrest of at least five of the protesters. After several minutes of tension, the military gained control of the situation. This march was made just hours after teachers of Section 22 of the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE) conduct its march commemorating the events of the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Tlatelolco. So far, state officials have not reported any injured by these events. Moreover, in the city of Queretaro, members of the Labor Party (PT) carried out a brief "performance" at the monument of the magistrate, in the Central zone, commemorating the 1968 student movement.