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Students threaten Mexico Olympics Students threaten Mexico Olympics
by The Ovi Team
2017-10-02 11:26:30
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October 2nd 1968; More than 25 people have been killed during a vicious gun battle in Mexico City just days before the Olympic Games were due to begin. Thousands of students had gathered for a meeting organised by the National Strike Council in La Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Tlatelolco to protest against the military occupation of the National Polytechnic Institute.

The protesters, many of whom were women and children, had been planning to march through a working-class suburb of the city, but by early evening military personnel in armoured vehicles had surrounded the square. The Mexican government say "agitator groups" among the students began shooting at the crowds from buildings, which resulted in a 90-minute gun fight.





   
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