The student’s demands include the abolition of the Law of Participation for Quality Education, known as "Educational Municipalization Law" that will leave millions of children and youngsters without the right to laic, free, obligatory education and will decrease its quality. The students have occupied schools countrywide to protest the draft bill of the General Education Law they consider exclusive, discriminatory and repressive.
In the Aguilar Paz high school students were evicted and three of them were taken by the police with balaclava helmets and their whereabouts are still unknown. In Escuela Normal Mixta soldiers threatened students with political persecution. Other institutes are being militarized during evictions.
On its turn, the National Front of People’s Resistance (Spanish: FNRP) issued an official communiqué in which states its support to students who are currently occupying public schools and high schools and facing repression from the army and the police. The statement says “the General Education Law, reduces the coverage of public education, sells it to the private sector system and involves the churches and mass media corporations as ideological guides”.