Fly-overs and gun shots around recovered land in Chiapas

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Public Denouncement

9 April 2016

San Isidro Los Laureles, municipality of Venustiano Carranza, Chiapas. Members of the “Semilla Digna”(*) and the National Indigenous Congress (CNI as known by its acronym in Spanish) and adherents to the EZLN’s Sixth Declaration of the Lancandon Jungle.

We want to publicly denounce that yesterday, the 8th of April 2016, at approximately 12pm, a helicopter flew over the land that we recovered on the 20th of December 2015. For about 10 minutes the helicopter, flying at about 80 metres off the ground, circled over the main house of the hacienda. They took our photographs and videoed us. Later, between 2 and 3pm, a red, double cabin, Chevrolet pick-up truck drove past the recovered land and two guards. Seven 9mm shots were fired towards the trees in order to intimidate.

We ask the public, human rights bodies, the CNI, the alternative media and the Councils of Good Government to stand in solidarity with our just struggle for a place to live and work in order to sustain our families. We will keep you up-dated on this situation and the violation of our rights, because our decision is and will be to resist and defend what legitimately is ours. In advance, we put the responsiblity on the State if anything should happen to us.

Yours sincerely,

San Isidro Los Laureles, municipality of Venustiano Carranza, Chiapas, adherents to the EZLN’s Sixth Declaration of the Lancandon Jungle.

Long live the EZLN!

If a revolutionary does not act with dignity, she/he is not a revolutionary.

(*) The group “Semilla Digna” is made up of communities adherent to the Sixth in Chiapas to defend land and territory.

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Translated by the UK Zapatista Translation Service

http://komanilel.org/2016/04/09/sobrevuelan-y-disparan-armas-de-fuego-contra-tierras-recuperadas-en-chiapas/

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