Chilpancingo de los Bravo, Guerrero -
Radical student groups staged further violent demonstrations in this capital yesterday, and promised to continue doing so until 43 missing college students "are returned to us alive." An estimated 300 students sacked and looted retail establishments, including Wal-Mart and others. Some national chain stores have closed their doors, and are being protected by state and federal police units.
The left wing teachers' union Coordinadora Estatal de Trabajadores de la Educación en Guerrero (CETEG) said "the students' struggle is our struggle," but denied having participated in the events.
Guerrero has a history of disgruntled school teachers and CETEG syndicate members joining forces with community militias to challenge local authorities, sometimes resulting in severe civil disorder. Guerrero on verge of civil meltdown, as teachers riot (April 24, 2013).
Mexico's National Popular Assembly (ANP), a political umbrella under which allied students, CETEG rank-and-file and other groups coordinate planned protest activities, has called for a nationwide strike of 72 hours later this week, including the shutdown of major airports and federal highways.
ANP claims that 19 of Guerrero state's 81 counties are under control of its constituent members.
*Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program (1875)
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