Apatzingán Massacre, It Isn’t Over For A Survivor and his Family


January 6, 2015. Federal police opened fire on day laborers and people that were conducting a sit-in in front of the municipal palace in Apatzingán, Michoacán.  Those conducting the sit-in were members and supporters of the self defense groups, they were unarmed and the dead had powder marks indicating they were executed at close range. Their bodies littered the streets, treated like garbage. The authorities said they were armed and members of organized crime. Evidence and witnesses denied the official version. It was a mass street execution, at the hands of federal police. Two separate but related armed attacks on unarmed people. 16 dead.


This happened months ago, and after the police were finished firing their automatic weapons while shouting, “kill them like the dogs they are!” you would think it would be over. Families preparing to bury their loved ones, witnesses giving their accounts, others keeping quiet out of…

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