Mexican Senate taken by police. Copyright 2015 Miguel Omaña.

Mexican senate taken by police

This was the moment armed Federal Police took hold of the Mexican Senate’s main entrance from the ire of hundreds of thousands of protesters and anarchists. Even though they took the Senate well in the night, it was about this moment of the day that hundreds of Federal Policemen completely took the Senate inside out. This was before the controversial landmark education bill was passed. A block away, at Reforma and Bucareli junction, all-out anarchists clashed with other Federal Policemen, resulting in injuries. The protesters chanted for an uprise, and threatened to take over Mexico City.

Photo taken in 2013, but since then, this type of action have become common not only in Mexico City but mainly in Southern states.

For centuries people in Mexico have attempted to fight for freedom and basic rights. The notorious Mexican Revolution is an example of it. And yet, even before the arrival of Europeans to then called Anahuac, people have fought against injustice or their rights. One such example is the war led by Yacanex, which I explain in my novel Till Stars Shut Their Eyes how he fought for their rights against the ambitions of the powerful.

Mexican Senate taken by police. Copyright 2015 Miguel Omaña.
Mexican Senate taken by police. Copyright 2015 Miguel Omaña.
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