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Mexico gas station attendant dies seen as hero

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ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- A gas station attendant who died of burns after turning off pumps set alight during a violent protest is being honored in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero.

Gonzalo Rivas Camara will be buried in his home city of Chilpancingo following a ceremony in the city's main square.

The Guerrero state government said Monday he died of his injuries Sunday at a hospital near Mexico City.

More attention has been focused on two protesters who were shot to death at the Dec. 12 protest. Students from a rural teachers' college blocked a highway to demand more funds for the school. They battled police trying to clear the highway.

Twelve policemen are under investigation in those shootings.

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