IN CHIAPAS, THOUSANDS OF ZAPATISTAS DEMONSTRATE IN SUPPORT OF AYOTZINAPA aND the YAQUI PEOPLE
Chiapas México. October 22, 2014
Just like in different parts of the country and the world, thousands of Zapatista support bases once again demonstrated in silence, now from the autonomous communities, to demand the presentation with life of the 43 Ayotzinapa students and for the freedom of Mario Luna and Fernando Jiménez of the Yaqui people, and political prisoners.
As they had announced, the Zapatistas demonstrated on Wednesday afternoon, October 22, in communities and along roads of the state where they have a presence, in solidarity with the Ayotzinapa students and the Yaqui people.
In the Caracol of Oventic and nearby communities, banners are seen with legends that demand the presentation with life of the 43 students of the Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College, of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, as well as punishment for those responsible for the murdered students and the forced disappearance.
The Zapatista bases also demand freedom for members of the Yaqui people, Mario Luna and Fernando Jiménez, prisoners for defending their land from the “independence” aqueduct, which the Sonora government wants to impose.
In the demonstrations the rebel Chiapanecos, are also seen making offerings and carrying candles for the wellbeing of the disappeared students.
In different Chiapas cities, students, teachers, social organizations and human rights centers carried out marches and meetings to demand justice for Ayotzinapa.
Originally Published in Spanish by Pozol Colectivo
Translation: Chiapas Support Committee
Thursday, October 23, 2014