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No Al Gasolinazo Protesters Block Train Near US-Mexico Border in Nogales, Sonora

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 By Ankur Singh, Speakout | Photo Essay
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On January 1, 2017, the Mexican government issued a 20 percent increase in gas prices as a result of President Enrique Peña Nieto's efforts to deregulate the petroleum industry. Protests quickly erupted all over Mexico, with demonstrators blocking highways and confronting police. In Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, protesters blocked the train tracks near the Arizona-Sonora border, stopping international trade. On Sunday, January 8, 2017, hundreds of people showed up near downtown Nogales, and after some protesters began throwing rocks at riot police, the police responded by firing rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.

No Al Gasolinazo protesters block a Union Pacific train from entering the United States during a protest in Nogales, Sonora.No Al Gasolinazo protesters block a Union Pacific train from entering the United States during a protest in Nogales, Sonora. (Photo: Ankur Singh)

Mexican police in riot gear form a line during a confrontation with protesters against increased gas prices in Mexico.Mexican police in riot gear form a line during a confrontation with protesters against increased gas prices in Mexico. (Photo: Ankur Singh)

A crowd forms around a police vehicle at a No Al Gasolinazo protest in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.A crowd forms around a police vehicle at a No Al Gasolinazo protest in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. (Photo: Ankur Singh)

Protesters climb onto a stopped train. Protesters climb onto a stopped train. (Photo: Ankur Singh)

Protesters lay concrete blocks along the train tracks near the US-Mexico border in Nogales, Sonora, in order to stop international trade.Protesters lay concrete blocks along the train tracks near the US-Mexico border in Nogales, Sonora, in order to stop international trade. (Photo: Ankur Singh)

No Al Gasolinazo protest in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico from Ankur Singh on Vimeo.

On Sunday, January 8th, 2017 hundreds of people in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico protesting increased gas prices blocked the train tracks near the US-Mexico border, stopping international trade, and were then fired upon by Mexican police.

Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.

Ankur Singh

Ankur Singh is an undergraduate student at Prescott College double majoring in International Studies and Education. Follow him on Twitter: @ankrsingh.

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No Al Gasolinazo Protesters Block Train Near US-Mexico Border in Nogales, Sonora

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 By Ankur Singh, Speakout | Photo Essay
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On January 1, 2017, the Mexican government issued a 20 percent increase in gas prices as a result of President Enrique Peña Nieto's efforts to deregulate the petroleum industry. Protests quickly erupted all over Mexico, with demonstrators blocking highways and confronting police. In Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, protesters blocked the train tracks near the Arizona-Sonora border, stopping international trade. On Sunday, January 8, 2017, hundreds of people showed up near downtown Nogales, and after some protesters began throwing rocks at riot police, the police responded by firing rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.

No Al Gasolinazo protesters block a Union Pacific train from entering the United States during a protest in Nogales, Sonora.No Al Gasolinazo protesters block a Union Pacific train from entering the United States during a protest in Nogales, Sonora. (Photo: Ankur Singh)

Mexican police in riot gear form a line during a confrontation with protesters against increased gas prices in Mexico.Mexican police in riot gear form a line during a confrontation with protesters against increased gas prices in Mexico. (Photo: Ankur Singh)

A crowd forms around a police vehicle at a No Al Gasolinazo protest in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.A crowd forms around a police vehicle at a No Al Gasolinazo protest in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. (Photo: Ankur Singh)

Protesters climb onto a stopped train. Protesters climb onto a stopped train. (Photo: Ankur Singh)

Protesters lay concrete blocks along the train tracks near the US-Mexico border in Nogales, Sonora, in order to stop international trade.Protesters lay concrete blocks along the train tracks near the US-Mexico border in Nogales, Sonora, in order to stop international trade. (Photo: Ankur Singh)

No Al Gasolinazo protest in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico from Ankur Singh on Vimeo.

On Sunday, January 8th, 2017 hundreds of people in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico protesting increased gas prices blocked the train tracks near the US-Mexico border, stopping international trade, and were then fired upon by Mexican police.

Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.

Ankur Singh

Ankur Singh is an undergraduate student at Prescott College double majoring in International Studies and Education. Follow him on Twitter: @ankrsingh.