MEXICO CITY — On Friday, Mexico City’s main boulevard Paseo de la Reforma found mid-day traffic interrupted as teachers from the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) marched towards Los Pinos, the official residence of the president.
In anticipation of the CNTE teachers marching to Los Pinos, the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) issued cautionary measures to the National Security Commission (CNS), the Mexico City Public Safety Secretariat, and the Interior Secretariat in order to guarantee their right to the expression of ideas and peaceful social protest.
Distributed through an informational card, the CNDH stated that protests must be maintained within the limits established in the constitution.
The CNDH, headed by Luis Raúl González Pérez, declared that they cannot affect the third party’s right to the education of children and adolescents.
Friday, teachers participated in the “National Popular Magisterial Megamarch” which convened from 11:00 a.m. at the “anti-monument” to the 43 missing Ayotzinapa student teachers on Reforma, near the corner of Bucareli, to the official presidential residence of Los Pinos.
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