dimanche, novembre 26, 2006

Actualité - APPO Chides Governor for Oaxaca Violence

Mexico, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) - The Oaxaca People´s Assembly (APPO) blamed state Governor Ulises Ruiz for the violent clashes in that district, where the number of dead and wounded people is still unknown.

The most recent incidents occurred on Saturday in the center of Oaxaca´s capital among APPO members and Federal Preventive Police agents. The clashes lasted almost all that day, after a peaceful march summoned by the Assembly, attended by thousands of people.

The purpose was to encircle the preventive police for 48 hours, as part of the action plan elaborated to make Ruiz resign.

So far, the number of people wounded has been estimated at 140, including three journalists.

There are 100 people in prison and uncountable furniture and cars burnt.
According to the APPO, three people would have been shot to death, although this version has not been confirmed.

Antonio Garcia, coordinator of the sit-in in Mexico City, asserted that the APPO is not responsible for any aggression. It is a peaceful movement, and it has proved it because those that have been wounded since the conflict began are members of the Assembly.

(Prensa Latina News Agency)

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