This website has received a shocking report from an activist in Mexico about the killing of student teachers in the state of Guerrero in the South West of the country: 

On 26th September, six student teachers died and 17 more were injured as a result of the action that local, state and national police toook against students’ from Ayotzinapa Normal School (Teaching University). The small non-official is calling it a massacre. 

The group of 80 student teachers were heading to Iguala, the capital city of the state of Guerrero, in order to collect funds for the maintenance of their school, by asking people on the streets for money.  A group of policeman pulled the busses over, and started opening fire against them. The reasons still remain unknown.  Many students were arrested and an estimated 57 are still missing. There is evidence that some of the students were tortured befored they died.

Meanwhile in Mexico City a massive strike took place on the 30th of September, lead by students of the National Polytechnic Institute. The reason for the strike is an education 'reform' measure which sees the qualifications of students graduating from the school being downgraded. As well as the effect of this on much professional training such as engineering, this reform also affects teachers, lectures and professors. This is the biggest student movement after the one in 1968 that ended in a massacre ordered by the president.  Students’ from the three largest and leading Universities in the country have united forces to protest against the government’s actions; this has captured the attention of national and international media. The schools’ of the National Polytechnic Institute remain closed and occupied by students.

Tomorrow, October 2nd is a day of international solidarity with Mexico's students since it is the anniversary of the 1968 massacre, which saw an unknwn number of students killed - estimates vary from 30 to 300. Events will be taking place outside embassies globally and will also be protesting the killings in Iguala.