Armed protesters take over commercial broadcasters in Oaxaca

[Free Speech Radio News]

Protesters in Oaxaca, Mexico have taken over all of the commercial radio stations broadcasting in the state's capital city. At approximately 3:45am local time gunmen attacked a group of people watching over the antenna of the state-run radio and TV station that has been occupied by anti-government demonstrators since the first of the month. One teacher was hospitalized with a bullet wound in the leg. At around 5:30am, members of the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca seized the headquarters of a local radio conglomerate which broadcasts on multiple frequencies from the same building. Other commercial radio stations were taken over during the course of the day. Roads have been blockaded in many parts of Oaxaca City since early this morning and all public transportation, with the exception of taxis, has been suspended.

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