The EZLN published actions “to break the military siege”

By: Elio Henríquez

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas

The Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, its initials in Spanish) published videos that show the placement of large wooden hand-painted signs in the seven new caracoles and four new Zapatista rebel autonomous municipalities that were recently created in Chiapas.

“These signs and the statement we are making are to break the military siege that Andrés Manuel López Obrador extended with his National Guard,” said a Zapatista that appeared in one video.

One of the scenes published took place in Caracol 10, in the New Town of Patria Nueva (on recuperated land), in the official municipality of Ocosingo, on August 17.

Caracol in Patria Nueva

On the sign [above] it reads: “Center of Resistance and Rebellion Autonomous Zapatista (Crarez). Good Government Junta New Dawn in Resistance and Rebellion for Life and Humanity. Caracol 10 – Flowering the Rebel Seed, Patria Nueva Zone, Chiapas.”





Originally Published in Spanish by La Jornada

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Re-Published with English interpretation by the Chiapas Support Committee



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