Massacre at Tlatelolco

On October 2, 1968, many students and civilians were massacred at Tlatelolco Square in Mexico City. In the tumultuous year of 1968 the world witnessed two devastating assassinations, escalating violence in Vietnam, the My Lai massacre, student revolts at Columbia University, and student riots in Paris that almost toppled the Charles de Gaulle government. In such a year it is only inevitable that certain world events go unnoticed. But this is not acceptable. Not until my third year in university did I learn of this event. In the crowd at Tlatelolco Square was Subcommadante Marcos — a young adult at the time whose radical political views took shape out of this massacre.

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