November 20th, 2006 – Barucha Calamity Peller writes: About 5 thousand people marched to the zocalo. There, people got on top of trucks, barricaded the zocalo and began protesting the police. The police lunched teargas, after which began hours of battle. Protesters defended themselves with slings, fireworks, and bazookas, and constructed barricades around the APPO planton in Santo Domingo plaza, just blocks away from where the police were advancing from.
Police used multiple rounds of teargas and concussion grenades. There was at least one protester gravely injured. People cheered as rockets out of bazookas were launched into police lines a block up.
The number of protesters during the construction of the new barricades around Santo Domingo and confronting the police as they advanced with tear gas was about 150.
Previous Reports and Photo Essays: Federal Police Confronted for Sexual Assults in Oaxaca | Women, Political Parties, Barricades and Autonomy (article and photos) | November 14th: Graffiti in Oaxaca | November 11th: Oaxaca At Any Cost (article and photos) | November 7th: Women of Oaxaca | November 6th: Photos from the Barricades | November 5th: Photos and Audio Report