MEXICO: The Fearsome Falcons

Amid a riot of banners, 10,000 students took time out from examinations last week and began marching toward Mexico City's giant Monument of the Revolution. They were protesting, among other things, the continued imprisonment of 40 students arrested during the October 1968 antigovernment demonstrations in the capital, during which more than 50 people died. The protesters had managed to proceed less than half a mile, however, when a skirmish line of police blocked their advance and fired off volleys of tear gas. Suddenly, as if on signal, waves of men carrying bamboo poles and clubs swooped out of gray-painted buses...

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