First published on Schools Matter on September 22, 2013
On Friday, September 20, 2013 the Trinational Coalition To Defend Public Education organized a demonstration in front of the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Mexico to protest the repression of the Mexican teachers and attempts to privatize public education in Mexico.
Trinational Coalition To Defend Public Education-USA, Southern California Immigration Coalition (SCIC), Movimiento Estudiantíl Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) de Maya Angelou HS, serveral members of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), and other groups were on hand. Some young women drove all the way from Oxnard California to voice their support.
Commuters passing by honked in support as we repeated various chants like "la lucha obrera, no tienes frontera," and "¡Maestros unidos, jamás serán vencidos!"