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Mexican riot police halt teachers strike in capital plaza

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By The Associated Press

Published: Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 9:48 p.m.

MEXICO CITY — Riot police on Friday swept thousands of striking teachers out of the heart of Mexico City, driving protesters through the streets with tear gas and water cannons in a swift end to the weekslong occupation of the Zocalo plaza over reforms to the dysfunctional national education system.

It was the most dramatic reassertion of state authority after weeks of near-constant disruption in the center of one of the world's largest cities.

Teachers have massed in the capital at least 15 times over the past two months, decrying President Enrique Pena Nieto's plan to break union control of education with a new system.

 

 
 


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