Saturday, June 17, 2006

Police attack striking teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico

Police Unleash Repression Against Oaxaca Teachers

By James Daria and Dul Santamaría
The Ricardo Flores Magòn Brigade Reporting for Narco News from Oaxaca

, June 14:
The expected but unwanted eviction of the members and supporters of the Oaxaca Democratic Teachers’ Union, Section 22 of the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE in its Spanish initials) occupying the Oaxaca City central square occurred on Wednesday, June 14. The operation began at 4:00 in the morning, with approximately 2500 state judicial police entering the teachers’ camp, using violence and teargas, among other weapons, to attack the protesters. This operation, according to Oaxaca Attorney General Lizbeth Caña, was carried out with warrants to raid the union hall and the Teachers’ Hotel, and with arrest warrants against leaders of the SNTE section 22, including Secretary General Enrique Rueda Pacheco, who appears to remain free at the moment. In order to execute the raid, they ejected not only the teachers and the organizations supporting them, but also children and elderly people. In their wake, the police left a path of destruction resembling a war zone. Read the rest of the article here.

Burnt out police trucks of the day

Hospitalised coppers of the day

Solidarity demonstration of the day

Teachers and sympathisers take part in a demonstration in Mexico City to protest against the recent violent clashes between striking teachers and state police in Oaxaca June 16, 2006. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO)


At 9:21 PM, Blogger Melissa Rodriguez said...

hello, we were there on june 14th ! and were awaken by the actions that took place against the teachers. view my blog and my classmates to see what we saw from our roof. great photos , iam passing on to my classmates melissa ... are you still there?

At 3:11 AM, Blogger Mel said...

Read your blog! I was there with my class. We were right in the middle of everything. It was an emotional rollercoaster for all of us.
Great pics and thanks for sharing!!!


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