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#OcupaTelevisa: Mexican Youth Protest Televisa’s Monopoly, Corrupt Political Ties

Several hundred students and young people marched to the studios of media giant Televisa this Tuesday in protest of what many see as the network’s negative social influence and corrupt political ties in Mexico.

About 20 self-identified Anarchists arrived late in the afternoon and quarreled with police. Reports indicate a few of the Anarchists threw eggs and paint-filled balloons on studio walls; the photo above shows a television set being thrown on officers guarding the entrance to Televisa.

“We want schools, not telenovelas!” was chanted by protesters late into the evening. #YoSoy132 and others have insisted in previous protests that Televisa’s near monopoly be broken up by Mexico’s anti-competitive commission.

Photos via Twitter users YoSoyRed_, masde131, Poetwitera, scatnu, _franzk, la_tutifruti.

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