It happened again yesterday:
As if there wasn’t enough gridlock in Mexico City already, the Striking teachers shut down Mexico City roads
Thousands of striking teachers seized two of Mexico City’s central thoroughfares on a double-pronged march to the president’s residence Wednesday, spawning choking knots of traffic chaos after definitively losing their battle to block new educational reforms less than 24 hours earlier.
The teachers disrupted the center of one of the world’s largest cities for at least the 14th time in two months, decrying a plan that tries to break union control of Mexico’s dysfunctional education system by requiring regular standardized teacher evaluations.
Enough people were angry at the teachers union (CNTE, pronounced CENT-eh) to make #EstamosHartosCNTE trend on Twitter. Estamos hartos means “we’re fed up”. Take a look at some:
(Mexico) 3rd-ranked trend: #EstamosHartosCNTE
— World trend (@worldstrend) September 12, 2013
— J Cabrera (@jjch91) September 12, 2013
“The dunces don’t want to be evaluated because they’ll fail” (photo shows misspelled poster),
— Luis Fernando Moreno (@LFMorenoMayoral) September 11, 2013
“Enforce a just law against those enticing violence and general chaos like CNTE” (video shows the damage done to small businesses)
— Gato Sabio (@GatoSabioMX) September 11, 2013
“The CNTE says they have a right to demonstrate, and what about the children’s right to an education?”, with a cartoon mocking the demonstrators who don’t even know what they’re protesting about,
— Rod Desertwolf (@Caribbeancub) September 11, 2013