On 19 March, the Pacifist Council of the Sowers of Peace, comprised of survivors of the 1997 Acteal massacre, carried out an action at the checkpoint on the highway between Tuxtla Gutiérrez and San Cristóbal de Las Casas, an action “designed to raise funds to succeed in attending to the most immediate needs of the survivors, and to express our support for the public protests in Mexico and throughout the world against the crimes against humanity committed by the Mexican government against the students, workers, and public in general.” In a communique, the Sowers of Peace detailed that after the massacre, the Mexican government committed itself to attending to those injured during the attack. Subsequently, the government placed conditions on this medical attention, such that “we have decided to attend to our injured using our own means, and with the help of those in solidarity who share our struggle.” They explained that they had taken the action so that their injured could continue with the required medical attention to date.
For more information (in Spanish):
Comunicado del Consejo Pacifista “Sembradores de la Paz” en el marco de la acción en caseta de cobro (19 de marzo de 2015)
Bloquean caseta familiares de víctimas de Acteal (El Universal, 19 de marzo de 2015)
Crean un autogobierno, Las Abejas de Acteal en Chenalhó (23 de marzo de 2015)