Clashes between National Teachers Union Coordinadora group activists and federal police in Nochixtlán, Oaxaca left at least three dead killed by gunfire, 45 wounded and 20 arrested, said state authorities and health services in Oaxaca.
However the CNTE said that at least six people were killed and residents who witnessed the clash said at least 60 people were suffered gunshot wounds and blows.
A clash broke out in the afternoon in Hacienda Blanca, Oaxaca state, near the border with Puebla that lasted several hours. It was not clear whether this clash left wounded or other victims.
On Saturday night nearly 800 federal police clashed for about 40 minutes with teachers belonging to the dissident Section 22 and parents who were near the main road leading to the Salina Cruz port in Oaxaca… Police shot at protesters with rubber bullets and used tear gas to disperse them… Teachers responded with rocks and Molotov cocktails. The disturbances occurred after teachers attempted to block cargo tankers from entering the Antonio Dovalí Jaime refinery.
The Interior Secretariat and the National Security Commission issued a joint communiqué to say that 21 security agents were wounded. They said police did not use firearms and said that photographs allegedly showing armed police are fake.
Federal police said that a blockade on the 2060 Pinotepa Nacional highway had ended.
Federal Police working with Pemex staff and state authorities supervised the exit of more than 100 tanker trucks carrying fuel from the Salina Cruz refinery to avoid risks because of protesters staging blockades outside the facility.
CNTE teachers were protesting over the arrest of the leader of Section 22, Rubén Núñez and organization secretary, Francisco Villalobos Ricárdez, Villalobos. Núñez is charged with operation with illicit funds, for 24 million pesos and Villalobos is charged with robbery.
Another judge in Michoacán indicted Juan José Ortega Madrigal, former leader of the CNTE section 18, on charges he was involved in violent events on December 11, 2015, when several police officers were held and beaten by CNTE teachers. Several other CNTE teachers were punished with fines and conditional freedom accused of attacking federal highways…
Protesting teachers called on the federal government to cease the clampdown on thousands of teachers opposed to education reform. They demanded the release of their leaders in protests on Chapultepec avenue in Mexico City.
Intellectuals, academicians, politicians and human rights activists issued a press release to reject the “campaign to smear their reputation and brutally repress them being carried out by the federal government against Mexico’s teachers.”
The National Human Rights Commission issued recommendations about violent events in Oaxaca and said that dialogue will always be the best way to resolve conflicts.
Violence continues in Guerrero… At least five people were killed in Guerrero, two of the victims were killed in the central suppliers market in Acapulco.
And a state police officer was killed in a shootout with armed men in Reynosa, Tamaulipas early Sunday.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center confirmed that a tropical depression 4 formed over the Gulf of Mexico and could strengthen into tropical storm Daniel by Monday.
A strong heat wave is hitting Sinaloa state… The temperature rose to 45 degrees Celsius in Culiacán and 44 degrees in the rest of the state with a heat effect that the temperature is at 50 degrees Celsius.
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