As many as 14 journalists were injured during a recent protest in Mexico City over the government's handling of the disappearance of 43 student teachers in southwestern Mexico.
Some of those injured Nov. 20 were directly targeted by police and others were merely caught in the midst of violence between protesters and security forces, Reporters Without Borders said. The violence came at the close of a demonstration that drew tens of thousands of protesters to a central square in Mexico City, according to The Independent.
Among those wounded was Eduardo Verdugo, a photographer for the Associated Press. He told Reporters Without Borders that he was thrown to the ground and choked by police, who took his cameras. Eduardo Miranda, a photographer for the magazine Proceso, told the France-based press group he was taken to a medical clinic after being hit by an object thrown by a policeman. María Idalia Gómez of the Eje Central website told the group her wrist was broken after she was thrown to the ground by a group of masked protesters.
Seven other journalists were injured earlier in the month during violent clashes between police and protestors in the city of Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero, the state where the 43 students went missing after participating in a protest in September.