On June 28th, the Sierra del Sur Campesino Organization (OCSS), members of social organizations, campesinos, student teachers from Ayotzinapa along with relatives of the victims marched to commemorate the 26th anniversary of the Aguas Blancas massacre, municipality of Coyuca de Benitez, in which 17 campesinos were killed at the hands of the state government motorized police.
The protesters demanded punishment for those responsible, because the case continues without progress towards justice. They also asked the next state government to create a specialized prosecutor’s office to solve crimes against social activists in Guerrero.
“The case of the Aguas Blancas massacre perpetrated by state police and planned from the highest spheres of power, led by the state executive, has to be investigated, because it is a debt of justice for the families and the people of Guerrero. The new government of Evelyn Salgado has to strongly face that the people of Guerrero gave it this great test of those who still do not find peace in their hearts”, wrote La Montaña Tlachinollan Human Rights Center in a statement published in the context of this 26th anniversary.
For more information in Spanish:
Conmemoran 26 años de la masacre de Aguas Blancas en Guerrero (La Jornada, 28 de junio de 2021)
Se cumplen 26 años de la masacre de Aguas Blancas en Guerrero (El Milenio, 28 de junio de 2021)
Sobrevivientes y familiares exigen justicia a 26 años de masacre en Aguas Blancas (Educa Oaxaca, 28 de junio de 2021)
For more information from SIPAZ:
Guerrero: 25th Anniversary of Aguas Blancas Massacre…No Justice (June 30, 2020)