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PHOTOS Clown Convention in Mexico City – Al Jazeera

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The 21st Latin American convention comes amid reports of clown attacks that has brought bad name to professional clowns.

Hundreds of clowns have donned their biggest shoes to join the 21st Latin American clown convention in Mexico City. The convention has attracted participants from 14 countries around the region to take part in events such as make-up competitions and to learn extreme balloon twisting. But there’s a shadow hanging over their painted smiles this year: the trend of menacing clowns threatening the public around the US, Canada and the UK has now hit Mexico. People dressed as sinister clowns have been spotted scaring the public in various spots around the country. In retaliation, groups of clown hunters have cropped up on social media, sometimes writing aggressive threats to all clowns.

Al Jazeera caught up with the clowns to find out more.

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Clowns Protest in Mexico City – Al Jazeera

Video production, text and photography for Al Jazeera.

The 21st Latin American convention comes amid reports of clown attacks that have brought bad name to professional clowns.

Hundreds of clowns have donned their biggest shoes to join the 21st Latin American clown convention in Mexico City.

The convention has attracted participants from 14 countries around the region to take part in events such as make-up competitions and to learn extreme balloon twisting.

But there’s a shadow hanging over their painted smiles this year: the trend of menacing clowns threatening the public around the US, Canada and the UK has now hit Mexico.

People dressed as sinister clowns have been spotted scaring the public in various spots around the country.

In retaliation, groups of clown hunters have cropped up on social media, sometimes writing aggressive threats to all clowns.

Al Jazeera caught up with the clowns to find out more

 

See more photos here.

 

March in Mexico City for 43 Disappeared Students

After 43 student went missing in Guerrero state during clashes with police and alleged cartel members on September 26th, thousands of protestors took over Mexico City’s centre demanding their safe return. Chanting ‘Vivos se los llevaron, vivos los queremos’ (‘They were taken alive, we want them back alive’), many also called for President Enrique Pena Nieto’s resignation in response to this attack and the estimated 25, 000+ people who have gone missing since 2006.

Copy, Cut, Paste: Technobrega

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Guatemala’s Malnourished Children

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