June 20, 2016
By Regeneración Radio
On the morning of Sunday, 19th of June, in a joint operation using firearms, the Federal and State Police attacked teachers, students and residents of Nochixtlán, who had held a barricade for a week to defend public education. The Ministry of Public Security and the National Commission of Security assured that their agents ‘did not even carry batons’.
In a press conference, Gabino Cué – the Oaxaca state governor, stated that the morning eviction responded to the impact that the blockade has had upon the tourism sector and upon the economic activity of the state. The Federal Government stated that the governor had requested intervention from the Federal Police.
Various state department officials published statements on their respective twitter accounts, assuring that they did not assassinate the residents of Nochixtlán.