Several civil society groups have called for march in Mexico City on Wednesday, October 2, to commemorate the 51 students that died in a protest in 1968. Participants plan to gather at Tlatelolco at 16:00 (local time) and then march to Zócalo.
A group of university students has also called on students to participate in ongoing strikes to bring attention to the issue, and to walk out of the institutions on Wednesday for a protest at the Plaza de las Tres Culturas at 16:00. At least seven universities have called for the strike.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has called for protesters to remain peaceful, and has said that there will be a heightened security presence in the capital during the march. Localized transport disruptions along the march route are also likely.
Individuals in Mexico City are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests and public gatherings, anticipate transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence around the conference site, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.
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