Oaxaca: March of teachers and social organizations in observance of the commemoration of the repression of 25 November 2006

In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the repression directed against the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) in 2006, teachers from Section 22 of the SNTE carried out a march in Oaxaca de Juárez on 25 November.  More than 70,000 educational workers marched on that day, according to Section 22, but only 4000 according to police.  Arriving at the zócalo of said city, they carried out a meeting in which they demanded justice and punishment of those responsible for the repression whom they denounced, and who continue to go unpunished, despite the demands of society in this regard.  In accordance with a communiqué of the SNTE, “the present government of the state has not complied with the justice that has been demanded by the people of Oaxaca and all those who suffered the repression ordered by Ulises Ruiz in 2006.”

Members of organizations and the teachers’ movement unveiled a commemorative plaque to remember the resistance of the movement.  It was placed on the side of the Cathedral.  Symbolically, the directors of the social organizations changed the name of the zócalo to the “Plaza of the people in struggle for truth and justice.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Marchan maestros de sección 22 en conmemoración a choques en Oaxaca (La Jornada, 25 November)

Maestros de Oaxaca se “suman” al movimiento de “indignados”(Proceso, 25 November)

Se quedan sin clases un millón 300 mil niños en Oaxaca(Milenio, 25 November 2011)

Dejan sin clases a un millón 300 mil en Oaxaca (El Universal, 25 November 2011)

Reprochan activistas del 2006 a Cué incumplimiento de sus promesas de justicia (E-Oaxaca, 25 November)

Boletín de prensa de la Sección 22 (25 November 2011)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Oaxaca: Fast for justice, 5 years after the murder of José Jiménez Colmenares (19 August 2011)

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