¡Alto! Asesinos Así No Se Gobierna (Stop! Murderers This Isn't the Way to Govern)
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Paper and ink
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Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko
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Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 1B, box LS4
This poster could have been made following the Tlatelolco student massacre on 2 October 1968. The surrendering figure whose arms are stretched above his head, is clearly a student: he carries a book in one hand. The student is outnumbered by a disembodied threat: the weapons take aim at him without being held by visible opponents. The bazooka and rifle represent the military threat protesting students faced, while the club signifies the police they encountered. The three weapons combined point to the larger threat posed by the Mexican government as a whole that wished to silence the protesting students.
Three weapons - a military bazooka, a rifle and a police club - aimed at a surrendering student whose arms are raised above his head , a book in one hand.
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Paper and ink
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¡ALTO! ASESINOS/ ASÍ/ NO SE GOBIERNA from the Spanish: Stop! Murderers This Isn't the Way to Govern
Height: 20.5 cm, Width: 27.9 cm
Stop! Murderers... anti-government protest poster. Mexico, 1968.
Propaganda; Book; Politics; Protest; Violence; Club; Government; Mexico; Bayonet; Student; Bazooka
Prints; Propaganda; Posters