The head of Mexico City’s government, Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa, warned that, before Monday, the streets surrounding the CNTE’s sit-in at the Monumento a la Revolución must be cleared, and that he does not plan to give them more time to do so. He also clarified that there would be no further conversations between the Secretariat of Government and the CNTE.
He said that he will continue to work towards a solution to the national conflict with the teaching union, but that Mexico City was not responsible for the Reform and that he had a clear intention to improve the circulation of traffic in the city.
He reported that Mexico City’s secretary of government, Héctor Serrano, attended a meeting between the government and teachers from Chiapas on Friday, where he made it clear that the people of the capital city were irritated and that the government was planning to end traffic disruption caused by the protests.
Mancera also mentioned that, on Friday, 10 or 12 bus-loads of teachers had left Mexico City and that the biggest group of teachers remaining in the capital were from Chiapas.
Meanwhile, Mexico City’s secretary of Public Security, Jesús Rodríguez Almeida, denied that teachers were going to withdraw and that the forces under his control would attempt to clear the teachers from the Monumento a la Revolución.
He indicated that he will pay close attention to the negotiations in the Secretariat of Government and any order that the capital’s secretary of government might give to him.
The CNTE, meanwhile, have affirmed that they are not subject to Mancera’s ultimatums, while warning against any attempts to evict them from the Monumento a la Revolución. In such a case, they say, there would be action in response.
(Translated from http://pos.org.mx/inicio/ciudad-de-mexico-lanza-ultimatum-mancera-cnte-debe-replegarse/ – original text found at http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2013/11/10/politica/010n2pol )