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Take care of the National Guard booths in Mexico; still shots

While some booths in the metropolitan area were guarded by elements of the National Guard, others continue to be taken over by protesters.

Members of Section 18 of the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) yesterday took at least nine toll stations from Michoacán, while normalistas from Ayotzinapa did so in three from Guerrero.

In Michoacán, CNTE teachers liberated the Zirahuén, Taretán, Santa Casilda and Feliciano booths on the Siglo XXI highway, which runs from Pátzcuaro to the Port of Lázaro Cárdenas.

Also on the Occidente highway (Maravatío-Zapotlanejo) they took the toll plazas of Contepec, Zinapécuaro, Panindícuaro, Huaniqueo and Vistahermosa.

According to local reports, in these places the teachers asked motorists for voluntary cooperation.

The teachers demanded that the Governor of the state, Silvano Aureoles Conejo, comply with the payment in time and form of each of their perceptions.

At the same time, students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Normal School took the booths of Paso Morelos, Palo Blanco and La Venta, in Guerrero, where they requested 100 pesos from motorists to let them pass.

The young people arrived around 11:30 a.m. and left around 3:30 p.m.

Caminos y Puentes Federales (Capufe) also reported the presence of protesters in the Tepoztlán booth, on the Cuautla-La Pera highway, in Morelos; at the Airport, Engineer Francisco Velasco, Paso Morelos and Palo Blanco booths on the Cuernavaca-Acapulco highway.

Last Thursday, the National Guard took control of the booths of Tlalpan, on the México-Cuernavaca highway, and Ojo de Agua, on the México-Pachuca highway, which were taken over by groups of extortionists.

The stations had been operating with irregularities for months because daily groups and organizations raised their feathers, asked motorists for “voluntary cooperation” and attacked those who did not pay the requested fee.

The seizures continue in Sinaloa, Michoacán, Guerrero and Tlaxcala.