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‘Great depression and sadness’- Hundreds in Mexico City march to pay tribute to victims of 1968 Tlatelolco massacre

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« Hundreds marched in Mexico City on Monday took part in a march to honour the victims of the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre, during which military and police forces are believed to have caused the deaths of numerous student protesters.
The footage shows people holding signs and flags while some protesters with masks are painting on the walls and throwing Molotov cocktails at the National Palace in Zocalo Square
“On October 2 they said that 40 people had died and it is not true. I had to run from the Chihuahua building to the bridge and get into a building. And it wasn’t 40, it was hundreds of people who were killed here,” said Jimenez Lopez, a survivor of the Tlateloco massacre.
Aurora Perez Rodriguez, a survivor of the Tlatelolco Massacre, recalled the haunting memory of fleeing while hearing the thunderous footsteps of soldiers approaching. She emphasised the profound sadness associated with those memories, as they were unarmed and defenceless against armed forces while passionately fighting for their ideals.
« Unfortunately, great depression and sadness always come from seeing how our comrades fell through the bullets of the army and the government itself, which did not this massacre, » said Miguel Vazquez, a former student activist in 1968.
The Tlatelolco massacre occurred on October 2, 1968, when approximately 10,000 students and demonstrators gathered to voice their opposition to government actions and listen to speeches. The event attracted numerous onlookers, some of whom were inadvertently caught in the gunfire when military forces opened fire on the protest. »

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