CNI denounces harassment and attacks against buses wherein indigenous delegates were travelling indigenous to their places of origin, after finalizing the work of the First Worldwide Festival of Resistances and Rebellions against Capitalism
Sisters and Brothers of the National Indigenous Congress
Compañeros and Compañeras of the National and International Sixth
We want you to know that after finalizing the work of the First Worldwide Festival of Resistances and Rebellions against Capitalism, in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, delegates started their return to their communities and places of origin. From Puebla and in the Federal District, transit police, federal police and individuals dressed as civilians, apparently soldiers, harassed the CNI’s buses.
Afterwards, at approximately 8:00 PM, three hundred meters after the tollbooth at Salamanca, Guanajuato unidentified individuals threw stones at the bus’ windshields in which CNI compañeros were travelling towards Guadalajara. At this time no injury is reported to any compañero. Indigenous delegates of the peoples, communities and tribes from Azqueltán, Cherán, Ostula, Wirrárika, Yaqui, Guarijío, Tuxpan, Ayotitlán and Comachuén were travelling in said bus, several of them authorities and governors of their Communities and Peoples.
This cowardly aggression on the part of the bad government, shows us their fear of those of us below and to the left that from our communities and peoples, cities and countries, come together in the Festival to get together, listen to each other and share our resistances, rebellions and our pains, with many others that also resist and rebel, to thus multiply our resistances and rebellions, and to make ours the pain of those that are missing them.
We make a call to be attentive to coming aggressions and hope for the safe arrival of all the Festival delegates in their places of origin.
NEVER MORE A MEXICO WITHOUT US
January 4, 2015
National Indigenous Congress
Published in Spanish by Enlace Zapatista
Translation: Chiapas Support Committee
January 5, 2015