A Mexican Student Movement begins to boil
May 29, 2012
As corruption in the government & the media grows, the youth of Mexico is beginning to mobilize into its own student movement, similar to those in Spain & Quebec. Protests began on May 23 to protest an ineffective, propaganda-driven media system & manipulations in the current electoral campaigns.
20,000 students marched for four hours throughout Mexico City that night, while demonstrations continue centered around the Estela de Luz (Pillar of Light).
“We are at a historical breaking point, a crisis of the world’s civilization. We are coming through the cracks in the state and the crumbling economy to build something new.” - Javier Sicilia, the poet, journalist and leader of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD), whose son was assassinated last year.