A little background: the massacre was a violent response by the Salvadoran Government to a student protest at the University of El Salvador in the capital, San Salvador. The protest itself was in response to state violence against protesters in the western Salvadoran city of Santa Ana a few days prior. According to various sources, there were around 100 dead and over 23 injured. This is now seen as a taste of what was to come as the civil war would subsequently erupt; a conflict that led to the mass exodus of people which included my parents and siblings.
So, I found myself in El Salvador on the 35th anniversary of this massacre in 2010, and it was a chilling and inspiring experience to see Salvadoran students keeping the memory of history alive. Today and every year, Salvadoran university students take to the streets to commemorate the legacy of the fallen students. What is that legacy? Check out the video to find out.