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Emos prepare to rumble in Tijuana, march for peace in Mexico City

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Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 1:58 PM

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The nationwide assault campaign against emos in Mexico continues to surge forward, as word is spreading that emos will be hunted and beaten by anti-emo kids in Tijuana on Saturday. Word is emos will rumble with their adversaries at Plaza Rio, Tijuana's central outdoor mall. But hold on. My younger sister, who works at a high school in San Diego where many students commute daily from Tijuana (yes, that's life on the border), says: "My kids were saying that they were pissed because everyone is talking about it and they think the word got out already, location might change."

Meanwhile, here in Mexico City, El Universal reports that emos plan to march on Saturday alongside other "urban tribes" from their unofficial base of the Glorieta de Insurgentes to El Chopo, the revered youth alternative street market where the various tribes of Mexico City usually coexist without trouble. It's an effort to display unity and tolerance as the prospects of more assaults linger online and in the streets. Updates later.

Previously, over at Intersections, "The emos of Mexico are fighting back."

* Photo above, punks, "darketos" and metalheads hanging out at El Chopo in December.

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