Farmers in Mexico's Atenco say "Our lives, our land, not for sale."

A farmers' community in Mexico's Atenco made it clear to the Mexican government that they would oppose the multi-billion dollar plan to build a new international airport.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Journalists and guests stand next to a mock-up of the new international airport after a ceremony in Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.

The centuries-old town of Atenco on the outskirts of Mexico City is set to become the site of the city's new airport. 

But people living there are out to stop the process. They've held protests and although more than 20 people have been killed in fighting with police they say they'll continue to demonstrate against it. 

TRT World's Alasdair Baverstock has the story.

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