Zapatistas Mobilize in 5 Chiapas Cities


Zapatistas enter San Cristóbal de las Casas

Zapatistas Mobilize in 5 Chiapas Cities

On the date on which the unwary awaited the end of the world, the EZLN’s Maya support base communities occupied the plazas of Ocosingo, San Cristóbal, Las Margaritas, Comitán and Altamirano in a peaceful and silent way.

By: Hermann Bellinghausen, envoy 
Published: 12/21/2012 09:15 AM

Ocosingo, Chiapas. Since the first hours of today, thousands of Zapatista support bases coming from the five Caracoles started to peacefully occupy the central plazas of the cities of las Ocosingo, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Las Margaritas, Comitán and Altamirano.

At 6:30 in the morning the bases that arrived in Ocosingo began to congregate near the University of the Jungle, and from there they started to a march towards the center of the city.

At this moment in the Ocosingo plaza the bases continue arriving and they occupy all the spaces without trees in the ample plaza from the municipal presidency (city hall) to the city’s parish church.

It is expected that the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee-General Command CCRI-CG) of the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) will emit a message in the coming hours.

On the date that many unwary believed that the world would end, the EZLN’s Maya support base communities, with faces covered, the majority of them very young, wait in perfectly formed silence under a stubborn drizzle.

Unusually for these dates, it has rained all night.


Originally Published in Spanish by La Jornada

Friday, December 21, 2012

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