After a month of blockades in Mexico, teachers say they’ll keep protesting

Teachers from the radical National Coordinator of Education Workers, or CNTE, are protesting education reforms introduced by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto that introduce teacher evaluations.

Union members have set up blockades on some major highways across Mexico. In June, a clash between police and teachers at one of the blockades in Oaxaca left eight protesters dead and dozens wounded.

Tensions are particularly high on the road that connects Oaxaca to Mexico City. Authorities say those impacted by the blockades have run out of patience, and the government is threatening to use force again to clear the roads.

VICE News reports from the blockades to learn if the recent violence and the threat of eviction will force the teachers to end their protests.

Read “Mexico’s army is airlifting food because striking teachers are causing shortages” – http://bit.ly/29BgScf

Read “Mexican teachers aren’t backing down after eight died in clashes with police” – http://bit.ly/29tuBm2

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News

Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com

Follow VICE News here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews
Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews
More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo

Comments

comments