October 30th, 2006 – This morning around 30 people gathered outside the Mexican consulate (located in the Bourse building) in Philadelphia to protest ongoing paramilitary violence against the people of Oaxaca, Mexico, including the murder of NYC Indymedia journalist Brad Will. Will was fatally wounded by right-wing gunmen while documenting the ongoing repression in the state of Oaxaca.
Demonstrators displayed signs and banners in both Spanish and English and passed out bilingual informational flyers to everyone who passed by. Some demonstrators also attempted to speak with officials at the consulate as well. At one point all of the demonstrators, chanting, entered the Bourse building. They were quickly repelled by the police but continued to chant and leaflet outside the building for another half hour.
source with photos: phillyimc.org
by Mike Pesa