“Quiet, but cold night,” was the comment of some students standing on V. Carranza Boulevard in Saltillo.
Quiet means that no one is bothering them. It is cold because of the weather and the lack of response to their requests, which, if not answered, will force them to stay there until January 31, the day of the rector’s election.
There are some students; however, there are enough to close the road in both directions, preventing the passage of vehicles, so the municipal authorities acted, not to violate them and use force to dispose of them, but to protect them by closing the road. the north from Chiapas Street, and the south from Reynosa Street.
The intersection of Avenida Universidad and other streets bordering V. Carranza, both east and west of the Republic, were also closed to prevent any reckless motorist from causing a tragedy.
During the night, the group of students took refuge in tents, while others who did not want to be involved in this movement arrived in the early hours of the morning to leave water and food.
The morning came and the traffic began to pile up, and some motorists were frustrated by the closed roads as they had to take alternate routes to reach their destinations, snarling traffic in the neighborhood. of República and other arteries that go north and south.
Students are young people, and like all young people, what they want is to be heard and considered.
On the Instagram account of the “Lobos sin Pimentel” movement, their petition reads:
“Today we have summoned you with a clear and bold purpose: to protect the integrity and autonomy of our beloved university. We find ourselves at an important moment where we must come together as students to ensure that whoever assumes the role of rector is someone we can trust, far from being abusive, and, above all, chosen fairly and transparently.
“Education is a fundamental right, and the quality of our academic experience depends largely on the decisions made by the management of our institution. “We cannot allow the rectory to be occupied by a person who does not represent the values of honesty -anon, transparency, and respect that we deserve as a community.”