Guerrero: Authorities linked to the UPOEG occupy House of Justice of the CRAC in San Luis Acatlán

Policías Comunitarias (@SIPAZ Archivo)

Communal police (@SIPAZ archives)

On 10 February, a group of members of the Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero (UPOEG) occupied the House of Justice of the Regional Coordination of Communal Authorities (CRAC) in San Luis Acatlán following a meeting that had been proposed in Santa Cruz del Rincón which was then moved to Jolotichán.  This meeting was not attended by the protestors.

Beyond facing a possible governmental decree that seeks to institutionalize its operations, for the CRAC the occupation of its offices by the UPOEG represents “a direct aggression against the communal system,” said the CRAC.  The coordination called on social organizations to take heed of the situation, “which represents an escalation in aggression on the part of the UPOEG against the communal system” of justice.

Además de afrontar un posible decreto gubernamental que pretende institucionalizar su funcionamiento, la toma de sus instalaciones por parte de la UPOEG representa “una agresión directa contra el sistema comunitario”, denunció la CRAC. La Coordinadora llamó a las organizaciones sociales a estar pendientes del conflicto, “que representa una escalada en las agresiones de la UPOEG al sistema comunitario” de justicia.

For more information (in Spanish):

Toman autoridades vinculadas a la UPOEG la Casa de Justicia de la CRAC en San Luis Acatlán (El Sur de Acapulco, 10 de febrero de 2013)

Guerrero: toma UPOEG instalación comunitaria (La Jornada, 9 de febrero de 2013)

La Policía Comunitaria de Guerrero, frente al riesgo más grave de su existencia (Desinformemonos, 11 de febrero de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Guerrero: Governor Aguirre intervenes in situation of insecurity in Ayutla. Communal Police repeats: “it is not us” (24 January 2013)

Guerrero: Self-defense against organized crime in 4 municipalities (15 January 2013)

Guerrero: Social insurrection in Olinalá against organized crime (9 November 2012)

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