The EZLN joins the national mobilisation for the disappeared of Ayotzinapa


Elio Henríquez

La Jornada, 27th September, 2015

San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas. Members of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) demonstrated today at the Caracol, located in the community of Oventic, municipality of San Andres, to protest the disappearance of the 43 students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa.

According to various testimonies, the event was held from 7am with the placing banners and altars with flowers and candles on the road that runs beside the caracol to remember the normal school students.

At the entrance to the Caracol, seat of the Good Government Junta of the Highlands of Chiapas, the Zapatistas hung a banner on which was written: "The struggle goes on and will continue for the 43 missing of Ayotzinapa. Parents and families of the disappeared, your pain and rage is ours."

He several hundred Zapatistas from the highlands of Chiapas who participated in the act carried photographs of the 43 normalistas, disappeared a year ago.

The EZLN announced on Wednesday that on the first anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 normalistas from Ayotzinapa, "thousands" of its members would demonstrate today in their territories "in order to embrace those people who feel pain and rage because of imprisonment, disappearance, and death imposed from above.”



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