May 1, 2007 – kilo writes: Today possibly a million people have gone into the streets to demand the exit of Ulises Ruiz as the governor of Oaxaca. It has been an hour and a half and people are still filling in the zocalo.
On October 29th, the Federal Preventative Police entered Oaxaca’s zocalo (central plaza) and removed the blockade that Section 22 of the teachers’ union and the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) had maintained for six months. Since that date, no march has entered the zocalo and all attempts have been prevented by the state forces…until today. Yesterday, students who were sympathetic to the APPO retook Radio Universidad for the first time since the radio was turned over by the APPO to the university at the beginning of December under death threats. They have said that they will maintain control of the radio for 2 days until the marches today and the national strike tomorrow (May 2) end. The state police of Ulises Ruiz (the corrupt governor of Oaxaca who the APPO has been trying to depose for the past year) are prepared for the possibility that the demonstrators will try to reestablish the blockade in the zocalo of Oaxaca today. Stay tuned…
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