Striking Teachers Block Mexico City Airport

Wednesday, 02 Oct 2013 07:21 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

MEXICO CITY — Hundreds of striking teachers blocked the main road to the Mexico City international airport for the third time in two months on Tuesday, in a new protest against education reform.

Hundreds of police officers lined up to prevent the protesters from advancing on the boulevard. Metro stations near the airport shut down.

Twice  in recent weeks, teachers have disrupted traffic near the airport, as they protest a new law requiring them to undergo performance evaluations.

Airport director Alfonso Sarabia told Televisa television that flights have not been impacted so far and that the airlines would allow travelers to check-in as late as 15 minutes before a flight.

Ruben Nunez, a leader of the dissident CNTE union, said the teachers wanted a meeting with the federal government.

Thousands of teachers, mainly from southern impoverished states, have held protests in the capital for almost two months to demand that the government withdraw or modify the reform championed by President Enrique Pena Nieto.

The educators, who argue that the law violates their labor rights, had occupied the city's historic Zocalo square for weeks until riot police removed them on September 13.

© AFP 2014

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Feared Colombia Militia Leader Arrested

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 19:23 PM

A former head of a feared Colombian militia that was linked to more than 5,000 murders and a spate of disappearances has . . .

Cuban Migrants Turned Away in Caymans, Head Back to Sea

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 17:59 PM

Sixteen Cuban migrants who sought refuge in Grand Cayman have resumed their voyage in a small, homemade aluminum boat af . . .

Mexico Authorities Stage Midnight Migrant Raid

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 16:07 PM

The lumbering freight train known as The Beast, a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United State . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved