Six dead, more than 100 injured in Mexico protest

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL - [Sa­mar Fatany is a Chief Broad­caster in the English sec­tion at Jed­dah Broad­cast­ing Sta­tion. Over the past 28 years, she has in­tro­duced many news, cul­tural, and re­li­gious pro­grams and has con­ducted sev­eral in­ter­views with of­fi­cial del­e­ga­tions and prom­i­nent

OAXACA, MEXICO—Un­known gun­men opened fire as po­lice and teach­ers clashed in south­ern Mexico on Sun­day dur­ing a protest that left six peo­ple dead and more than 100 injured, au­thor­i­ties said.

The vi­o­lence erupted as po­lice threw tear gas at the pro­test­ers to end a week­long bar­ri­cade that was block­ing a road in Asun­cion Nochixt­lan, a town in Oaxaca state, where some ve­hi­cles were set on fire.

The Na­tional Ed­u­ca­tion Work­ers Co­or­di­na­tor (CNTE) union has been lead­ing protests in Oaxaca for days against an ed­u­ca­tion re­form and the ar­rest of two of lead­ers.

The Na­tional Se­cu­rity Com­mis­sion ini­tially de­nied that of­fi­cers were armed, charg­ing that news pic­tures show­ing them with guns were “false.” But fed­eral po­lice chief En­rique Galindo later said that an armed unit was de­ployed af­ter uniden­ti­fied peo­ple “fired weapons on po­lice and the pop­u­la­tion.”

“The teach­ers were not even in­volved in these things,” Galindo said at a news con­fer­ence..—APP its of Moro­goro on Mon­day, po­lice said. Moro­goro Re­gional Po­lice Com­man­der,.—Xin­hua Iraq and led to the cur­rent tur­moil and ter­ror in Syria, Libya and Ye­men to­day.

Many ar­ti­cles have been writ­ten by con­sci­en­tious jour­nal­ists con­demn­ing the war poli­cies and the role of in­hu­mane de­ci­sion mak­ers who are re­spon­si­ble for the deaths of mil­lions of in­no­cent civil­ians for self­ish gains.

How­ever, these out­spo­ken and brave writ­ers re­main side­lined and many West­ern jour­nal­ists con­tinue to sup­port the big­otry and in­jus­tices. The con­tin­ued in­cite­ments by ir­re­spon­si­ble peo­ple and the dis­torted in­for­ma­tion and bi­ased cov­er­age that are preva­lent in main­stream West­ern me­dia are the main fac­tors that in­cite the en­e­mies of hu­man­ity to com­mit mass mur­ders and spread ter­ror all over the world. The sta­tus quo of mil­i­tary con­fronta­tion, the trade in war ma­chines and easy ac­cess to arms are the real rea­sons be­hind the spread of ter­ror around the world.

Only when pol­icy mak­ers aban­don war poli­cies and West­ern me­dia as­sumes an hon­est role to iden­tify the real en­e­mies of hu­man­ity can the world live in last­ing peace and har­mony. —Cour­tesy:AA

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