Student teachers (Normalistas) take over radio stations in Guerrero, Mexico.
The regularly scheduled programs in the Capital Mázima and ABC Radio were interrupted momentarily by students from the rural teaching school in Ayotzinapa and from Guerrero United Front Teaching School along with the students’ parents.
June 01, 2015
Ph: Jessica Torres
The airwaves were taken over as part of a number of actions carried out by the students in Chilpancingo and Atoyac to denounce the upcoming elections as a sham that the Mexican government is carrying out in the midst of thousands of assassinations and disappeared. The students also wanted to remind the government of its responsibility of the disappearance of 43 student teachers (normalistas).
Around 50 students participated in the action, declaring their opposition to Enrique Peña Nieto’s reforms, demanding the punishment of those guilty of the massacre in Iguala and the cancelation of the June 7 elections.
Furthermore, they students are demanding the liberation of all of the political prisoners in the state of Guerrero, denouncing the brutal repression of the teachers from CETEG in Acapulco, and they’re calling for the liberation of Nestora Salgado and Gonzalo Molina, community guards in respective villages of Olinalá and Tixtla.
The scheduled radio program turned into spontaneous denunciations, where the students reminded the listeners that a member of the Humanist Party and Ex-Attorney General, Alberto Lopez Rosas, is responsible for the assassination of the student teachers (normalistas), José Alexis Herrera and Gabriel Echeverría, in 2011
In Atoyac the local radio station was interrupted by another 50 youth demanding airtime to make their denunciations.
Translation: Sara Jaine @surdaso.