Activists in Tlatelolco get ready for October 2 march

People prepares to mark the anniversary of the events of October 2, 1968.

There are already traffic problems due to the massive concentration. (Photo: Taken from @OVIALCDMX)
English 02/10/2015 16:37 Mexico City Actualizada 17:31
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The Center for Emergencies and Citizens Protection of Mexico City reported that a caravan of buses has departed from the Mexico-Toluca tollbooth towards the Casco de Santo Tomas and the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, transporting would be participants in the acts to mark another anniversary of the events of October 2, 1968.

The agency explained through its Twitter account that the caravan is taking activists to the main school of the National Polytechnical Institute (IPN) and Tlatelolco, to participate in the commemorative marches.

Meanwhile, another group of demonstrators is keeping the toll open for all drivers, for free.

Most of the participants in the march are expected at 6:10 p.m. in the Zócalo, the central square, for a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the repression of 1968.

The Tlatelolco massacre, also known as the Night of Tlatelolco, from a book by Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska, was the reported  killing of between 30 to 300 students and civilians by military and police on October 2, 1968, in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas.

The massacre occurred 10 days before the opening of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. More than 1,300 people were arrested by the police. There has been no consensus on how many were killed that day.

With information from Formato 21 radio station

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