Sixth Megamarch Organized by APPO Underway in Oaxaca

During the night helicopters brought military troops into the city. According to “La Doctora,” impeccably calm and intelligent as ever on Radio Universidad, the people must remain non-violent. She mentioned Mahatma Ghandi and to avoid the provocations the military and PRI will attempt. The people must remain organized and dignified, she said. This morning a student from the Technological Institute in front of Radio Universidad was shot in the chest. His name is Marcos Manuel Sanchez Martinez. He is still alive and receiving medical care. La Doctora says that the shooters are establishing an early morning pattern of attacks.

Meanwhile, supporters are on the road toward Oaxaca for the march which was scheduled to convene at 10:00 AM in front of the monument in the Viguera neighborhood. About 700 people left Mexico DF to come here, according to La Jornada. They were stopped by a military roadblock (reten), made to get off the bus, searched which the bus was also searched, but then permitted to continue. Last night other busloads were sited as well, coming from Nochitzlan and other main roads.

Fox is not completely impeding free transit in the nation or in the state of Oaxaca, and that’s a small victory similar to the Federal Preventive Police's failed invasion of the autonomous university. Symbolic rules still hold.

The Sixth Megamarch will be another face-off between the peoples and the government forces. Attention must be paid.

About Nancy Davies

I’m a little old lady in sandalias, Plebian Consort of George Salzman on whose web-site some of my essays are posted. I write in every genre, I teach English, I hang out in the Mexican sunshine. I am in love with Subcomandante Marcos although we’ve met only in the noösphere.

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I’m a little old lady in sandalias, Plebian Consort of George Salzman on whose web-site some of my essays are posted. I write in every genre, I teach English, I hang out in the Mexican sunshine. I am in love with Subcomandante Marcos although we’ve met only in the noösphere.