Oct 7, 2011

Drug War Collateral Damage: Thousands of teachers protest crime in Acapulco

Fox News Latino: " Nearly 5,000 teachers took to the streets of the Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco to demand that officials provide protection for them in the wake of threats from criminal organizations. The teachers, who belong to Guerrero state's CETEG education union, have stayed away from their classrooms since August due to fears that criminals running protection rackets might harm them for failing to pay.

Hundreds of schools reopened Monday after army troops set up checkpoints near the buildings, but CETEG said many remain closed. ... The march Wednesday snaked its way from the Glorieta de Diana Cazadora to the main plaza, where a meeting took place."

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