Sunday, January 2, 2011

On January 2

On this day in ...
... 1946 (65 years ago today), many people assembled at a municipal plaza in the principal city in Mexico's Guanajuato state, León, to protest elections they claimed had been fraudulent. On government orders, troops shot and killed many protesters. The site, at left, is now known as the Plaza de los Mártires del 2 de Enero. (photo credit)

(Prior January 2 posts are here, here, and here.)

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