Oaxaqueñ@ Resistance in the Face of Repression

On September 1st, Oaxaca’s 5th MegaMarcha started in the community of San Felipe and ended at the zócalo in the center of Oaxaca City. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets and marched to demand the immediate departure of Ulises Ruiz Ortiz (URO), freedom for political prisoners, the cancellation of 70 government arrest warrants for people involved in the leaderless Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO, by its Spanish initials) and the desire for popular governance.

San Felipe was the home to José Jiménez Colmenares, a mechanic married to a teacher, who was shot in the street while participating in a march organized by APPO on August 10th.

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en español: La resistencia Oaxaqueñ@ frente a la represion

see also: Oaxaca is Closed in Solidarity with APPO | Oaxaca City SlideShow: Un Pueblo Unido Avanza Sin Partidos | Peacetalks: Jill Freidberg teachers strike in Oaxaca