Parade canceled and classes suspended in Zacatecas due to wave of violence
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The state of Zacatecas has become one of the most violent entities in Mexico, due to the war waged by drug cartels for control of that territory.
Its inhabitants are frequent witnesses of kidnappings, executions and armed confrontationssuch as the one that occurred just a few days ago in the historic center of the city of Jerez, which caused panic among the population.
Through videos broadcast on social networks, you can see civilians running in the streets to try to take cover and avoid being hit by bulletswhile businesses began to close and all activity stopped until the next day.
All these acts of violence have caused the municipal authorities to decide to cancel the commemorative parade of the Mexican Revolution, as well as to announce the cancellation of face-to-face classes.
In this regard, the Jerez City Council pointed out that, in order to protect the integrity of the city's children and young people, The parade that was scheduled for this Sunday, November 20, was suspended.
"This decision was made as a result of a meeting between authorities of the municipal public administration and educational authorities represented by the directors of the state and federal region, as well as by supervisors, directors and teachers of the different educational levels," it was announced through of a statement.
For his part, the Undersecretary of Education of Zacatecas, Jorge Alejandro Escobedo Armengol said that, given the violent events in Jerez, face-to-face activities in schools were suspended for three days.
Violence in Zacatecas is a constant, since violent acts are recorded daily, and many of them leave human losses. The number of victims per 100,000 inhabitants is 57.07, which makes it the second most violent state, only behind Colima.
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