The last few days, the #YoSoy132 movement and others in Mexico protested the studios of Televisa, one of the country’s largest media companies. The protest has caught the attention of the mainstream media, including the New York Times, which posted a new story about an hour ago tonight. Here is an excerpt from that story:
Blocking entrances to the network’s studios in Mexico City into Friday, the crowd of mostly students shouted “Tell the truth,” as they made it difficult for employees to get in and out.
It was the latest effort by the student movement that started last May to try and drive change around issues of freedom of expression and raise concerns about corruption, even though they were unable to influence the outcome of the July 1 presidential election.
From London, where he is covering the Olympics, Joaquín López-Dóriga, one of the television network’s biggest stars, complained on Twitter that the protesters were keeping his colleagues from returning home. He included a photo of a colleague sleeping under a desk.
The post prompted unfavorable comments about Mr. López-Dóriga and fueled the anger from the crowd, both online and offline, over accusations that Televisa provided favorable coverage of Enrique Peña Nieto, the winner of the presidential election.
Social media has also been the source for images and tweets about the protest.
Here is a Storify we created with current images and videos posted to Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.