December 3, 2012
Mexico’s newly sworn in President Enrique Peña Nieto faced protests across the country as he took office this weekend, with videos of the police reaction going viral on social media.
A video of a young man with a bloodied face, who appears to have been injured in a fight with police, went viral on Twitter; while another video showing what seems to be a cop scooping up a protester and pulling him behind a line of riot police was shared more than 10,000 times on Facebook. Latino Rebels featured both videos on Monday.
The young man with the bloody face utters the Fidel Castro refrain “hasta la victoria, siempre” — or “until victory, always” — as he looks into the camera and says his name is Uriel Polo. Since then, the name became a highly followed hashtag on Twitter.