Dissident Teachers Demonstrate Against Education Reform in 28 states; Confrontations in Chiapas

Demonstrators in Chiapas burn car
Photo: Jacob Garcia Cuartoscuro/ via Aristegui Noticias

EDUCA.Oaxaca: On Friday, dissident teachers began a day of demonstrations throughout the country as part of the beginning of a new set of days of struggle against the education reform, in defence of public education and job stability. From the early hours of Friday, they began blocking roads, ports and border crossings. Teachers belonging to Section 22 of the National Coordinating Committee of Education Workers (CNTE), in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, created two roadblocks as part of its action against the education reform, the new education law in Oaxaca and to demand freedom of political prisoners.

In Chiapas, thousands of federal police arrived on Thursday to confront the CNTE movement. Members of the Federal Police clashed on Friday morning with teachers in Tuxtla Gutierrez [state capital] and San Cristobal de Las Casas, where several teachers were detained or arrested.

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