Six dead and 100 injured in Mexico after police ‘open fire on protesting teachers’

Six people have been killed in the south of Mexico following clashes between teachers and police following a bitter row over education reforms.

A further 100 people, many of them police officers, were also injured in the fights according to the Mexican authorities.

Protestors threw stones and Molotov cocktails during the clashes in the state of Oaxaca, while the Associated Press reported that riot police were shooting troublemakers – which Mexican officials have denied.