This is a request to the English-speaking world and beyond for funds to bail out anarchists and other comrades who were arrested during the October 2nd, 2013 riot/demonstration in commemoration of the 1968 massacre of students in Tlatelolco, Mexico City, in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas. Not only were many arrested at the demonstration, but some people were targeted and arrested before they even arrived at the demo.
It’s currently unclear to us exactly how many were arrested, but potentially upwards of 50. Many are still in jail and comrades in Mexico have asked for help raising funds to bail people out as well as help with legal fees.
It’s important to note that this incident is part of ongoing militant student, teacher, anarchist, and other struggles throughout Mexico, and wasn’t an isolated incident.
We will provide more updates as they are recieved.
For global revolt and solidarity against a world of capitalism and domination, towards a proliferation of the many worlds we dream of.
Report from BBC:
Riot police have clashed with protesters in Mexico City during a demonstration commemorating the 45th anniversary of a student massacre.
Protesters, some of them masked, threw firebombs, bottles and rocks at police who battled to disperse the crowd.
At least 40 people were injured, Mexico’s El Universal newspaper reported.
The rally marked the anniversary of the 1968 killings of student protesters in Tlatelolco Square.
Official reports at the time said 25 people died, although rights activists say as many as 350 may have been killed.
The anniversary of the killings is often marked by protests and violence.
In the latest clashes, police said 20 officers had been injured and 20 people were arrested. Authorities said anarchists had infiltrated the march.
Earlier, thousands of teachers and students blocked the city’s main roads during rush hour to honour victims of the massacre.
The deaths in Tlatelolco Square took place during months of pro-democracy protests by students and workers.
The killings took place a few days before the Mexican capital hosted the 1968 Olympic Games.