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There is no tranquility in Oaxaca

tacho | 29.03.2007 16:27 | Oaxaca Uprising | Repression | Social Struggles | Zapatista | World

Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca. Saturday, March 24, 2007
2:50 a.m.
4 anarkopunk comrades arrested and beaten*

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At midnight on Friday, March 23, four anarkopunk comrades were
arbitrarily arrested in a neighborhood on the outskirts of the city of

After having been beaten, the editor of the anarkopunk fanzine /Pensares
y Sentires/ was able to escape. The comrade had participated two days
earlier in a hunger strike outside the Attorney General’s office in
Oaxaca to demand punishment for the killers of so many of our comrades
and justice for the Indymedia journalist Brad Will. After escaping, he
informed us of the following chain of events.

The comrades were walking along the street in an outlying neighborhood
of the city of Oaxaca when they were attacked by approximately 5
policemen dressed in black from the suburb of Santa Lucía del Camino.
The police brutally arrested 4 of the 5 comrades who were headed towards
the house where they were staying. During the arrest, the police shot
their guns into the air several times.

It’s especially important to note that the official forensic doctor made
no mention of the bruises and wounds on the bodies of the comrades who
were arrested and jailed in Santa Lucía.

The person who escaped had just gotten back from visiting the anarchist
prisoners Oscar Santamaría and Sacramento Cano, held at the CERESO de
Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz.

One of the arrested comrades participates in the Somos Resistencia
collective and another is part of the Anarkalactica communications network.

In a classic case of repression, the charges invented included creating
a public disturbance and damage done to a police motorcycle and truck.
Not satisfied with the brutality that all the comrades were subjected
to, officials fined them and charged them for the alleged damages.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. they were released.

We denounce these attacks, which are part of the increasing repression
experienced in this state that does violence mainly to the youth and
anyone else who protests against the abuse and injustice that prevails.

THERE IS NO PEACE in Oaxaca. What does exist is low intensity warfare
that arouses indignation among the people of Oaxaca. The news
disinformation media hide the mediocrity of all the major institutions
and the constant brutality of the police forces against the Oaxacan
people, who continue to resist together with other peoples of the world.
There is no tranquility in Oaxaca, no accords, no conciliation––only
resistance and repression.




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