National Indigenous Congress Strongly Condemns Harassment of Ejido Tila’s Chol Community
To the peoples of the world
To the national and international sixth
To the free media
The people, nations, neighbourhoods and tribes that make up the National Indigenous Congress strongly condemn the harassment that the Chol community of the Ejido Tila in the state of Chiapas is suffering. We are speaking specifically of the provocation that occurred through the orchestrated operation between military and police forces around 6:20 pm on August 2, 2016. The objective was to intimidate the compañerxs who were located near the ruins of the facilities that had been illegally built by the City Hall.
With three military vehicles and accompanied by political parties and members of the City Council, the bad government sought to produce fear in the dignified pueblo of Tila, which continues constructing its autonomy from free determination and from below, where the people have regenerated their self-government through commitment to the defence of their land.
We warn that the party members and the City Council have encouraged the reformation and strengthening of the paramilitary group Paz y Justicia, which, accompanied by the military invasions in recent days, highlights the counterinsurgency war that persists in the zone against the original peoples of Chiapas who decide to organize and not permit more displacement by the bad government.
We hold all three levels of government responsible for whatever aggression that our hermanxs of Tila suffer, whose autonomy and territory are fully supported in agrarian law and in their ancestral rights as an Indigenous community.
To the Chol people of Tila, we say that you are not alone, that the Indigenous National Congress knows that your struggle is important and that in every moment we are with you.
For the Integral Reconstitution of Our Peoples
Never More a Mexico Without Us
Indigenous National Congress
From a translation by Palabras Rebeldes
Posted by Dorset Chiapas Solidarity on 07/08/2016