6 dead, more than 100 injured in Mexico protest

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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 week-long 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 its leaders. The National Security Commission initially denied that officers were armed, charging that news pictures showing them with guns were “false.”

AFP

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