Ejidatarixs from San Sebastián Bachajón Adherents to La Sexta, denounce police presence, takeover of headquart ers

Ejido San Sebastián Bachajón: information about acts on 23rd September 2016 in our territory

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Compañeros and compañeras

Our organisation wants to make known some events that have taken place over the past few days in our territory. On 23 September 2016, at approximately 10am, Manuel Guzmán Álvaro, from the official ejido commission, elected in the assembly of the past 18th of April, entered the toll zone which controls access to the Agua Azul Waterfalls. He was accompanied by a group of ejidatarios seeking to forcibly displace another group of ejidatarios headed up by MANUEL JIMENEZ MORENO, JUAN ALVARO MORENO, DANIEL MORENO GOMEZ, CARMEN AGÜILAR and others. These compañerxs had been overseeing the entrance to the Agua Azul Waterfall, the same place where our organisation’s headquarters had been until 21 March 2015 when it was burned down. Immediately following the arrival of Manuel Guzmán Álvaro from the commission into our territory, agents from the State Preventive Police force arrived and took over the zone. We denounce and reject this police presence which was facilitated by the San Sebastián Bachajón ejido commissioner. This act further demonstrates the desire to drive us from this land and shows that the commissioner is a servant of the bad government, which works to destroy the autonomy of the community San Sebastián Bachajón.

We ask that you remain alert about what is happening in our community. Combative greetings.

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