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11 May 2015

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Mexico: Dozens of protesting farm workers demanding better working conditions injured by police in San Quintin

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“Dozens of protesting Mexican farm workers injured in clashes with police amid violent crackdown”, 11 May 2015

Hundreds of Mexican farm workers protesting low pay clashed with police in San Quintin, Baja California, resulting in 30 to 70 injuries, according to various reports. The workers accuse the state of “violent repression” after mass police raids…The workers allege that police have been carrying out raids on their homes in the Ensenada municipality without authorization, which resulted in assaults on whole families – including children, according to the website La Jornada…The farm workers were reportedly protesting working conditions and low wages in the state…An investigation into the events is under way, involving a human rights panel…