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San Salvador in Municipality of San Salvador, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

Heroes of July 30, 1975

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, November 5, 2019
1. Heroes of July 30, 1975 Marker
The marker is painted on this small building.
Inscription.  

XXXIX Conmemoración ∙ Heroes del 30 de Julio 1975
Seguimos su ejemplo de lucha

Tarde del 30 de julio 1975
Miles de estudiantes universitarias y de secundaria marchan en protesta por la intervención militar al Centro Universitaria de Occidente exigiendo el respeto a nuestra autonomía. Se divisan desde el hospital del seguro social las unidades blindadas del ejercito Guardias Nacionales y Policias Nacionales con corvos desenvainados y fusiles (G-3) viniendo desde el parque Cuscatlan. Se oyen los primeros disparos, cae sobre el asfalto la sangre de nuestros compañeros, médicos intentan auxiliarlos, pero se impiden las huestes asesinas cientos son llevados heridos y otros muertos en camiones y ambulancias del ejercito. Se desconoce hasta hoy su paradero. Solo dos compañeros fueron sepultados. Seguiremos exigiendo justicia y castigo a los asesinos de nuestros héroes del 30 de julio!!
Perdon y olvido nunca
Exigimos justicia

UERS-30
La historia y nuestros mártires nos exigen estudio combativo y unidad del movimiento estudiantil
15 años Estudio y lucha
1999-2014

English
Heroes of July 30, 1975 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 5, 2019
2. Heroes of July 30, 1975 Marker
translation:

39th Commemoration ∙ Heroes of July 30, 1975
We follow their example of struggle

On the afternoon of July 30, 1975, thousands of college and high school students marched in protest against military intervention at the University Center of the West (Centro Universitaria de Occidente), demanding respect for its autonomy. While passing near the Social Security Hospital they could see the armored units of the National Guard and National Police armed with machetes and G3 rifles. The first shots were heard and the blood of our colleagues fell on the asphalt. Doctors tried to help them, but they were prevented by the murderous horde. Hundreds of injured and those killed were carried away in trucks and army ambulances. Their whereabouts are unknown up to the present day. Only two companions were buried. We will continue to demand justice and punishment for the murderers of our heroes of July 30!
Forgiveness and forgetting never, we demand justice

UERS-30
History and our martyrs demand from us combative study and unity of the student movement
15 years of study and struggle
1999-2014
 
Erected 2014.
 
Location. 13° 43.176′ N, 89° 12.174′ W. Marker is in San Salvador, in Municipality of
Heroes of July 30, 1975 Marker detail image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 5, 2019
3. Heroes of July 30, 1975 Marker detail
This portion of the marker shows images of some of the students murdered in the massacre.
San Salvador. Memorial can be reached from Avenida Don Bosco just north of Autopista Norte, on the right when traveling north. The marker is on a building near the UES Cafeteria, near the center of the University of El Salvador campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Salvador 1101, El Salvador. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Francisco Morazán Quezada (within shouting distance of this marker); Mural in Honor of Salvadoran Women (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Plaza Dr. Jorge Arias Gómez (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); 1975 University of El Salvador Massacre (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Dominican Constitutionalist Revolution Square (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Monument to the University's Victims and Martyrs (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Father José María Vilaseca (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); First Flights to El Salvador (approx. 2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Salvador.
 
Categories. Civil RightsEducationWars, Non-US
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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