Mexico Rising: “Peña Nieto is not my President!” — http://roarmag.org/2012/12/pena-nieto-pri-yo-soy-132-mexico-riots/
The mass protests against Mexico’s new President are part of a global movement against the power of business and the farce of representative democracy.
We saw them in Athens on June 28 and 29, 2011 when the Government was voting on the imposition of further austerity measures that would strangle the middle and lower classes.
After that, we saw the same images in Spain on September 25, 2012. Mariano Rajoy’s government was passing austerity measures in its own turn, while thousands of Spanish indignados had gathered around Madrid’s Neptuno Square, surrounding Parliament.
And now we are watching the same images again, this time in Mexico, where the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) returned to power today with its “new face”, Enrique Peña Nieto, as the new President of Mexico. Outside the Palacio Nacional, since dawn, numerous young people, identified by the press as members of Mexico’s #YoSoy132 student movement, protested against an election that they consider “imposed” by the media and obtained through corruption.
Of course, they also had to face the police, who responded with extreme violence leading to dozens of injuries and one death: shot in the head with a rubber bullet.