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Mexico: Thousands hit the streets in memory of 1968 student massacre

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Thousands marched in Mexico City on Wednesday to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre, in which hundreds of student protesters are estimated to have been killed by military and police forces.
Demonstrators could be seen spray painting graffiti and chanting slogans. Some protesters were seen throwing objects at police and smashing structures. One woman was hit with an incendiary device and caught fire, but was quickly treated by medics.
Civilian volunteers calling themselves the "Peace Belt" also put on shirts with the phase "October 2nd, do not forget" on them, and formed a chain between the protesters and buildings to protect them from damage and keep the peace.
The Tlatelolco massacre took place on October 2nd, 1968 where around 10,000 students and protesters gathered to protest actions of the government and listen to speeches. The event drew many bystanders, who got caught in the crossfire as military forces opened fire on the demonstration.
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