September 30th – The presence of military helicopters and a small airplane in Oaxaca City airspace fuels rumors of a coming crackdown against the popular movement calling for the ouster of the despised governor.
Just before 5pm local time on September 30th, two Marine helicopters flew low over the barricades of downtown Oaxaca City. At approximately 6:35pm, a reconnaissance plane circled multiple times over the southern Mexican city that has been held by protesters calling for the governor’s resignation for more than 130 days. The military overflights come after Mexico’s Interior Secretary Carlos Abascal declared that “everything has a limit”. The popular movement demanding the ouster of Oaxaca’s governor Ulises Ruiz affirmed that it will continue in a state of maximum alert and called for reinforcement of the barricades of self-defense.
During an act in the central square, the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca announced coming activities of resistance and solidarity, including mobilizations to Mexico City, the possible formation of a national popular assembly, an international forum or solidarity and a second national gathering of students. Meanwhile, the Walking March for the Dignity of the People of Oaxaca continues sewing rebellions in the lands of Puebla state and hopes to arrive in Mexico City by October 8th.
source: indyOax http://mexico.indymedia.org/oaxaca
AUDIO – Oaxaca City – Sept 30th
All audio in Spanish: http://radio.indymedia.org/en/node/14460
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