Mexican Social Movements Call For National Strike on November 20

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Mexican Social Movements Call For National Strike on November 20

Thousands rallied on November 5, 2014 through the streets of Mexico City part of a global day of action for justice for the 43 missing students. (Photo: EFE)
Thousands rallied on November 5, 2014 through the streets of Mexico City part of a global day of action for justice for the 43 missing students. (Photo: EFE)

The case of the missing 43 students has galvanized huge segments of the Mexican population against the government.

131 organizations, among them student organizations, trade unions, and grassroots groups called for a national strike on November 20 of this year. The call was made during the rally held yesterday in the Mexican capital of Mexico City to demand justice for the missing 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teacher’s school.

A spokesperson from the University Students Assembly, which is brings together 110 schools, made a deliberate call to other sectors of Mexican society to join the fight, saying, “The struggle we face today will be a long one, but we must continue. Because what we want is the…

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