Mexico: Video Report on the Protests Against the First Visit to Oaxaca by President Enrique Peña Nieto

Young people, mostly anarchists and residents of some of the colonies were on the front line of the battle against the repressive forces that provided security for the first visit of Enrique Peña Nieto to the city of Oaxaca on September 7, 2017.

Mr President who has not been well received in this state so far and is classified as Persona Non Grata only visited a small corner of Oaxaca where he participated in the XXIV Congress of Mexican Foreign Trade and the inauguration of the Cultural and Convention Center. This complex was guarded since September 6, the previous day, by state and federal police as well as members of the Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM).

The widespread rejection of the presence of Mr Peña Nieto provoked clashes in different parts of the city, with authorities only able to gain minimum control of the situation.

For young people these protests were a sign of dignity for Oaxaca, since this is a new generation of rebellion in this southern state of Mexico.

(via Avispa Midia, translated by Insurrection News)

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