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Mexico: 10,000s protest goverment reforms in Mexico City as teachers strike continues01:10

Mexico: 10,000s protest goverment reforms in Mexico City as teachers strike continues

Mexico, Mexico City
June 23, 2016 at 03:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

An estimated 15,000 people protested against President Enrique Pena Nieto's health and education reforms in Mexico City, Wednesday.

Mobilised by healthcare workers and teachers unions, the protesters marched through the city, while holding banners denouncing Nieto's government. One protester highlighted the fact that different unions protest for a common cause for the first time, saying "This is historic and I hope it is a milestone and the first of many more marches with teachers and doctors side by side. We are heading for a revolt."

The protest comes after clashes between police and protesters left nine people dead over the last weekend. The teachers union CNTE opposes the government's new legislation that foresees mandatory testing of teachers, as well as the arrest of union leaders on money laundering and other charges.

Mexico: 10,000s protest goverment reforms in Mexico City as teachers strike continues01:10
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An estimated 15,000 people protested against President Enrique Pena Nieto's health and education reforms in Mexico City, Wednesday.

Mobilised by healthcare workers and teachers unions, the protesters marched through the city, while holding banners denouncing Nieto's government. One protester highlighted the fact that different unions protest for a common cause for the first time, saying "This is historic and I hope it is a milestone and the first of many more marches with teachers and doctors side by side. We are heading for a revolt."

The protest comes after clashes between police and protesters left nine people dead over the last weekend. The teachers union CNTE opposes the government's new legislation that foresees mandatory testing of teachers, as well as the arrest of union leaders on money laundering and other charges.