Up to 3000 police and military raided the main square in Oaxaca in Southern Mexico. The protestors, mostly teachers and locals, have been holding a permanent demonstration there since 22 May.
At 4.30am, 11am GMT, the police and military units entered the square and attacked the demonstrators while they were sleeping, using tear gas, pepper spray and beat people.
Then machine guns were used, firing on unarmed people. Three people were reported killed. The numbers of injured are unknown.
Following the attack police with no licence plates arrived to take many of the demonstrators away. It is currently unknown where the detainees have gone or how many have been taken.
A demonstration has been called at the Mexican Embassy at 16 St George Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1LX on Saturday 17 June, 1.30pm.
Today, June 14, at 4:30 am, some 3000 elements of the state ministerial police, preventive police and Oaxaca state firemen have begun to violently remove a sit-in of 70,000 workers from Section 22 of the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE) with tear gas, smoke granades, stun granades and firearms. Thus far there have been 13 reported arrests, 4 injuries, 5 bullet wounds, and between 6 and 9 deaths, as well as a break-in to the Teachers' Union building and the destruction of the installations of Radio Plantón (a free/non-licensed community radio station that has been a point of reference for social movements in Oaxaca).