Saturday, May 06, 2006

San Salvador Atenco rebellion

April 25

Machete-wielding peasants from the town of San Salvador Atenco attend a rally at the ruins, just a few miles north of Mexico City, Teotihucan, Mexico on Tuesday, April 25, 2006. Zapatista rebel leader Subcomandante Marcos held a meeting at the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacan on Tuesday with protesters who opposed the building of a Wal-Mart-owned store nearby. In background Teotihuacan's Pyramid of the Moon is seen. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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Mexican riot police carry rocks in their hands as they walk past a burning barricade during clashes with locals in the village of San Salvador Atenco.












Hospitalized and hostage coppers of the day










An injured policeman identified as Jose Fernando that was being held hostage by farmers who clashed violently with authorities lies on a bed in the town of San Salvador Atenco, Mexico minutes before he and other kidnapped policemen were released and turned over to the Red Cross on Wednesday May 3, 2006. Shortly before midnight Wednesday, radical community leaders in San Salvador Atenco called Red Cross officials to a small clinic near the center of town and released the six state and federal police officers they had seized hours earlier as a gesture of goodwill since all of the seized police were injured, having been beaten and some sliced with machetes.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)


May 3rd Myarter


Villagers stand around the body of a boy killed during clashes with police in the village of San Salvador Atenco, near Mexico City May 3, 2006. (Daniel Aguilar/Reuters)


May 4th police counter attack


An injured protester is beaten while being taken away by riot policemen in the town of San Salvador Atenco, Mexico on Thursday, May 4, 2006. Hundreds of federal, state and city police finally took control of this town outside Mexico's capital, hours after angry farmers bearing machetes clashed violently with authorities, beating officers and taking them hostage. Inhabitants attacked police in response to the arrest of several of their companions at a market in the nearby town of Texcoco. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)


Riot police take cover after tear gas cannisters were thrown back at them in the town of San Salvador Atenco, Mexico on Thursday May 4, 2006.

Hospitalised coppers of the day






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2 Comments:

At 10:30 AM, Blogger Originalexplorer said...

Great Pictures. I appreciate your project as always. I hope you are keeping an archive or something. Besides glorifying riots, I think its really useful to have such a collection of images of human struggle.

P.S. Saw something else you might want to check out:
http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=20060506091741239

 
At 12:04 PM, Blogger Riot Porn said...

Thanks, I have some of the photos archived. I would love to have the time to actually upload them on the website instead of just linking to them but that would take hours and hours, and frankly isn't worth the time spent.

 

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