Mexicans urge national strike for Revolucion #Ayotzinapa
As Mexicans and supporters around the world have ignited a social media movement for justice under the hashtags #YaMeCanse (I had enough) and #AyotzinapaSomosTodos (We are all Ayotzinapa), Mexican social media users are urging the country to go on a national strike Nov. 20, the day that commemorates the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.
“Don’t work, don’t go to class, don’t consume anything, don’t buy gasoline. Share. Say it on social media. Cry out loud on the streets. Wear black,” reads the flyer.
Last week Rogelio Ortega Martínez, acting governor of Guerrero, accepted the resignation of State Attorney General Iñaki Blanco Cabrera. According to La Jornada, Ortega Martínez said most cabinet officials of former Gov. Angel Aguirre have resigned.
A federal judge charged former Mayor of Iguala, José Luis Abarca, with manslaughter of six persons, including three Ayotzinapa students, and charged him with the probable murder of the 43 missing students, Telesur reported.
Relatives of the 43 Ayotzinapa missing students last week began a tour around the country to protest and demand justice. On Thursday, three buses with 450 people, including parents and peers of the missing students, left Tixtla on the tour that is expected to take a week.
Fusion published a video of the 43 students before their disappearance where you can see them as they plowed the flower fields at the facilities of their school Normal Rural Ayotzinapa.
“There are many misconceptions about this school. People say that students don’t work and are always on strike. But we do other things too.” said Omar García, a student featured in the video. “We miss our comrades. We hope they come back here, so that they can see the fruits of their labor.”