Friday, May 09, 2008

The People...United...Will Never Be Unseated

Like the US, Mexico is experiencing a wave on reflection on the 40th Anniversary of the student protests of '68. Admittedly, there's not quite as much nostalgia involved, since an appalling number of Mexico's students wound up in unmarked graves, but there's still a lot of gray-haired guys on the air pondering the meaning of it all.

So we're happy to report that the Spirit of 68 is alive and well here in Querétaro. Our local band of perpetually stickin'-it-to-El-Hombre students is still at, and while I was away they got themselves a more professionally-produced banner and refined their demands. They've obviously listed these in ascending order of importance, and while it's not clear to whom, exactly, they are directed, their Number One concern - for which they are willing to camp in front of the government building for 8 hours a day, every day (except Sundays and holidays) is...home furnishings.

Zapata vive! La lucha sigue!

(Oh, if you're wondering where the protesters are in the photo, they're all sitting in the shade behind the banner. It's hot here in the summer, you know.)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I need a new sofa... may be I should go there to support that protest too.

s said...

Perhaps someone could direct them to an IKEA....

Anonymous said...

Actually they were out in force yesterday (Sunday) and very vociferous. Lots of passionate speeches and tuneless chanting. Strange - since there is obviously no-one in the government to listen on Sundays....