32 people from the Autonomous Community Egipto, belonging to the Caracol of La Garrucha, are forcibly displaced

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San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, 4 August, 2014

Press Release No. 22

Displacement of Zapatista Bases due to the risk of attack

  • 32 people from the Autonomous Community Egipto (Egypt), belonging to the Caracol of La Garrucha, have been forcibly displaced
  • Residents of the Ejido Pojcol invaded the recuperated lands of the Bases of Support of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (BAEZLN)

The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Centre (Frayba) documented the forced displacement of 32 people from Egipto Community, Rebel Autonomous Municipality Zapatista (MAREZ) San Manuel, belonging to the Good Government Junta “Path of the Future,” Caracol III, La Garrucha, Tseltal Jungle Zone, in Chiapas, (official municipality of Ocosingo).

The incident occurred on August 1, at 11.30 pm, when a group of armed people, coming from the Ejido Pojcol, municipality of Chilón, went into the land for regional collective work in the San Manuel Autonomous…

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About Oso Sabio

Independent author and poet writing about the Rojava Revolution, the autonomous Zapatista communities in Chiapas, and other examples of libertarian socialist and anti-capitalist resistance. Catch me on Twitter at @ososabiouk. Also known as Ed Sykes and Marcos Villa.
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