Violent clashes between police and members of a radical teachers’ union who had blockaded roads in southern Mexico left at least eight people dead and more than 100 injured, officials said.
Teachers from the National Coordinator of Education Workers are opposed to the mandatory testing of teachers as part of Mexico’s sweeping education reform and are also protesting the arrest of union leaders on money laundering and other charges. The government last week said it would revise teacher evaluations.
In last month’s clashes in the state of Oaxaca, protesters threw stones and Molotov cocktails and burned vehicles, while Associated Press journalists saw riot police firing on protesters.
A version of this article appeared in the July 20, 2016 edition of Education Week as Union Clashes With Police Leave 8 Dead in Mexico