Campesinos from Atenco march against the privatization of their land
This morning a group of ejidatarios from the municipalities of San Salvador Atenco and Texcoco, belonging to the Peoples’ Front in Defence of the Land (FPDT, its initials in Spanish), marched in Mexico City.
They marched from the Angel of Independence to the Higher Agrarian Court requesting the annulment of the ejidal assembly of June 1, where the change in land use of over a thousand hectares of common land was approved, opening the door to the privatization of the land. According to the FPDT, the assembly was illegal because its numbers were "inflated" with people who were not from the ejido.
Campesinos of Atenco, ready to defend their lands