Starting on 11 May, the Emiliano Zapata Campesino Organization (OCEZ)-Casa del Pueblo (House of the People) engaged in a strong protest-movement in the city of Venustiano Carranza that has resulted in the closing of governmental offices (from the federal, state, and municipal levels) as well as of banks. On the other hand, according to OCEZ-House of the People. some educational institutions have also been closed for a week, this with the support of teachers. On 26 May, an OCEZ commission arrived in San Cristóbal de las Casas to initiate a hunger-strike in front of the UN offices, which were being protected by riot police. Officials from the Regional Sub-Secretary of Governance por the Highlands region, together with Oscar Torrens, a UN representative, told the campesinos that the following Monday the governor would receive them in the Palace of Government. In any case, the protestors said they would maintain the sit-in until they received a written response to their demands.
OCEZ requests the release of 4 indigenous prisoners (La Jornada, 27 May)
Campesinos protest against the UN (Cuarto Poder, 27 May)