Angry teachers paralyze Mexico City with protests

A cyclist rides past police lined up along a main road near Los Pinos presidential residence during protests by teachers in Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. Educators protesting a government reform program have in the span of a week disrupted international air travel, forced the cancellation of two major soccer matches, rerouted the planned route of the marathon and snarled already traffic-choked freeways. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)MEXICO CITY (AP) — This sprawling metropolis of honking cars and 22 million harried people has been brought to its knees, not by an earthquake or its ominous smoking volcanoes, but rather a small contingent of angry school teachers.