Velasco evicts women and children from San Isidro but allows CIOAC to operate a roadblock in Tuxtla Gutierrez.
Chiapas Mexico. 12th May, 2016. “They are shooting at us, shooting to kill” denounce members of San Isidro los Laureles, municipality of Venustiano Carranza, who through an audiomessage report that “the police along with white guards, evicted us from the land of our ancestors we had recuperated.”
“We are 60 families and are from the collective Semilla Digna, adherents to the Sexta,” explain the campesinos who were attacked, and say that the eviction began at six in the morning, when they 40 cars, vans and three local police trucks sector arrived.
“We are concerned about the physical wellbeing of the compañeros and compañeras, and their belongings, such as clothing, household utensils and tools and seeds for cultivation” share the people originating in central Chiapas. “We are concerned because we have our crops, our maize, our corncobs, which are for the support of our families,” he added.
“We are going to carry on. We are not leaving, we have always lived here, and we will get our land back no matter how long it takes us, “say the campesinos, members of the Indigenous National Congress, and made a call for national and international solidarity.
The violent eviction of the families from San Isidro los Laureles occurred just at the same time as the Independent Central of Agricultural Workers and Campesinos (CIOAC), an organisation close to the government of Velasco Coello, was holding, with impunity, a roadblock in the capital Tuxtla Gutierrez; he did not act against them like he acted against the children, women and elderly of the community in Venustiano Carranza.
Translated by the UK Zapatista Translation Service