Protest leaves six dead

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Vi­o­lent clashes be­tween po­lice and mem­bers of a rad­i­cal teach­ers’ union who had block­aded roads in south­ern Mex­ico left six peo­ple dead and more than 100 injured. The teach­ers from the Na­tional Co­or­di­na­tor of Ed­u­ca­tion Work­ers are op­posed to the manda­tory testing of teach­ers as part of Mex­ico’s sweep­ing ed­u­ca­tion re­form and are also protest­ing the ar­rest of union lead­ers on money laun­der­ing and other charges. Of­fi­cials raised the death toll from the clashes in Nochixt­lan to six while 53 civil­ians, 41 fed­eral po­lice agents and 14 state po­lice agents were injured.

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