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Masked protesters injure journalists after window-smashing march in Mexico City

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    Associated Press freelance photographer Marco Ugarte looks into the camera as a nurse adjusts an ice pack on his face at a hospital in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Ugarte suffered fractured facial bones when he was attacked by masked protesters on Tuesday while he was covering a march honoring students killed in government repression at a 1971 demonstration. Also injured were Paris Martinez of Animal Politico, Luis Castillo of the Reforma newspaper and freelancer Nestor Negrete. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)The Associated Press

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    Associated Press freelance photographer Marco Ugarte lies in a hospital bed after he was attacked by protesters in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Ugarte suffered fractured facial bones when he was attacked by masked protesters on Tuesday while he was covering a march honoring students killed in government repression at a 1971 demonstration. Also injured were Paris Martinez of Animal Politico, Luis Castillo of the Reforma newspaper and freelancer Nestor Negrete. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)The Associated Press

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    Anarchists, left, attack photojournalist Luis Castillo, center back to the camera, as other photojournalists try rescue him during a march in downtown Mexico City, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Dozen of anarchists attacked photographers who covered the march of 43th anniversary of the 1971 student massacre known as ''El Halconazo''. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte))The Associated Press

Four journalists are recovering from injuries sustained when masked protesters attacked them after a window-smashing march through Mexico City.

The protesters had joined a larger march honoring students killed in government repression of a 1971 demonstration.

The youths broke windows at bus stops, stores and the ruling party headquarters Tuesday before turning on journalists.

The press freedom group Article 19 said four journalists were hurt, though none of the injuries was life-threatening.

A freelance photographer on assignment for the Associated Press, Marco Ugarte, suffered fractured facial bones. Also injured were Paris Martinez of Animal Politico, Luis Castillo of the Reforma newspaper and freelancer Nestor Negrete.

The Mexico City police department said police kept their distance to avoid provocations and said that "not one single representative of the media was injured."