Wellingtonians Take Action To Expose Mexican State
Wellingtonians Take Action To Expose Mexican State Violence
At 12 noon on Wednesday 18th June 2008, people concerned about the recent military harrassment of indigenous communities in Mexico will stage a demonstration outside the Mexican Embassy (111 Customhouse Quay, Wellington).
In the last month, there has been an alarming escalation of military and paramilitary harrassment of Zapatista indigenous communities in Mexico. Troops have invaded several communities, destroying food crops, cutting off electricity supplies and attacking and intimidating people - some of whom subsequently needed to be hospitalised. After being driven from communities in the caracol of La Garrucha on Wednesday 4 June, the Mexican army has threatened to return tommorrow, June 18.
Therefore members of the Wellington Zapatista Support Group (a group which fundraises to support community health services in La Garrucha) and others have organised this action to denounce the violence of the Mexican Government, to inform members of the public, and to express their solidarity with the affected communities.