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Students Massacred on April 12, 1962

 
 
Students Massacred on April 12, 1962 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
1. Students Massacred on April 12, 1962 Marker
Inscription.
Primer marcador:
Guatemalteco:
Aquí sacrifico su juventud el
Br. Cesar Armando Funes,
la tarde del 12 de abril de 1962,
en defensa de la libertad y
la democracia.
Guatemala, Sept. de 1962


Segundo marcador:
Cesar Armando Funes
Noel Lopez Toledo
Jorge Galvez Galindo
ofrendaron su sangre por la causa
de la libertad y la dignidad nacionales,
masacrados vilmente por la tiranía
Ydigorista el 12 de abril de 1962.
Facultad de Derecho, Territorio Libre
de Guatemala, Sept. de 1962.


English translation:
First marker:

Guatemalan:
Here at this location
César Armando Funes,
on the afternoon of April 12, 1962,
in defense of liberty and democracy
sacrificed his youth.
Guatemala, September 1962


Second marker:
César Armando Funes
Noél López Toledo
Jorge Gálvez Galindo
offered their blood for the cause of liberty
and national dignity,
vilely massacred by the Ydigoras tyranny on April 12, 1962.
Legal Faculty, Free Territory of Guatemala, September 1962.

 
Location. 14° 38.331′ N, 90° 30.664′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in Municipality of Guatemala
Students Massacred on April 12, 1962 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
2. Students Massacred on April 12, 1962 Marker
The markers are to the left of the Museum of the University of San Carlos (MUSAC) entryway.
. Marker is on 9a Avenida 0 kilometers north of 10A Calle, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doctor Adolfo Mijangos López (within shouting distance of this marker); Julio and Enrique de la Riva (within shouting distance of this marker); Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Fire in Guatemala City (within shouting distance of this marker); Murder of Abner Abdiel Hernandez Orellana (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); First Cathedral in Guatemala City (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Assassination of Oliverio Castañeda de Leon (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); National Day of Dignity for the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Central American Act of Independence (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Regarding Students Massacred on April 12, 1962. Noél López Toledo, César Armando Funes and Jorge Gálvez were university students killed by the military on April 12, 1962 on the eve of the "Huelga de Dolores" parade. They were involved in the popular struggle and protests of March and April of that year. That day was one of many times when soldiers committed violence against peaceful, unarmed civilians. A group of students
An additional marker dedicated to the Students Massacred on April 12, 1962 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
3. An additional marker dedicated to the Students Massacred on April 12, 1962
This additional marker is in the interior corridor of the museum, just to the left when exiting the museum. It mentions Jorge Gálvez Galindo and Noél López Toledo.
from the Faculty of Law of the University of San Carlos was placing banners and posters for the "Huelga de Dolores" parade on the front of this building. A passing military patrol fired against the group of college students, leaving a tragic toll of three deaths and several wounded.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPoliticsWars, Non-US
 
Students Massacred on April 12, 1962 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2016
4. Students Massacred on April 12, 1962 Marker
The Museum of the University of San Carlos of Guatemala. Previously this building housed the University of San Carlos.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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