Chiapas: Indefinite sit-in by the FNLS in the cathedral plaza of San Cristóbal de Las Casas

Photo @ Zapateando

Since 19 March, members of the National Front of Struggle for Socialism (FNLS) have held an indefinite sit-in in the Cathedral Plaza of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, to demand a solution to its concrete demands.  Among these, the FNLS calls for the regularization of close to a hundred hectares located in Las Conchitas, Salto de Agua municipality, where it claims to have been “displaced by 15 paramilitaries led by Marciano Gaspar González who tortured us and robbed us of our possessions,” as they express in a communiqué.  Similarly, they demand the handing over of concessions to the El Quetzalito Transport Union, which travels between Altamirano and Ocosingo, so that transportational work can be continue, given that workers lack the necessary permits.

For more information (in Spanish):

Instalación de platón indefinido en San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas (FNLS, 19 de marzo de 2012)

Riesgo de invasión y agresión policiaca-militar, y paramilitar en el ejido El Carrizal, municipio de Ocosingo, Chiapas, integrantes de la Organización Campesina Emiliano Zapata (OCEZ-FNLS) (21 de marzo de 2012)

Cumple nueve días el plantón del FNLS (Cuarto Poder, 28 de marzo de 2012)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: FNLS denounces harassment following return to Las Conchitas (22 September 2012)

Chiapas: End of sit-in and return to Las Conchitas (FNLS) (19 August 2011)

Chiapas: protests regarding displacement of 5 families of Ranchería Las Conchitas, municipality of Salto de Agua (27 July 2011)

Mexico: National Day against Forgetting and Impunity by the FNLS (8 June 2011)

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