#OcupaTelevisa: Mexican Youth Protest Televisa’s Monopoly, Corrupt Political Ties
Several hundred students and young people marched to the studios of media giant Televisa this Tuesday in protest of what many see as the network’s negative social influence and corrupt political ties in Mexico.
About 20 self-identified Anarchists arrived late in the afternoon and quarreled with police. Reports indicate a few of the Anarchists threw eggs and paint-filled balloons on studio walls; the photo above shows a television set being thrown on officers guarding the entrance to Televisa.
“We want schools, not telenovelas!” was chanted by protesters late into the evening. #YoSoy132 and others have insisted in previous protests that Televisa’s near monopoly be broken up by Mexico’s anti-competitive commission.
Photos via Twitter users YoSoyRed_, masde131, Poetwitera, scatnu, _franzk, la_tutifruti.
“Today, with the wrong decision from the goverment to disarm us, the selfdefenses of the people, we have witnessed that the corrupt goverment, the police, and thus the army are protecting the Drug Cartels, because we have done more in a few days against organized crime than the goverment in a decade. We are officialy 25000 strong, but in case of an emergency, we are a people army of 140000 strong ready to fight, we will not lay down our weapons, we are fighting for our freedom, for our lives, for our peace and we are willing to die fighting. Our blood is in your hands governor Fausto Vallejo. "