EZLN mobilizes in solidarity with Ayotzinapa

Chiapas Support Committee

IN CHIAPAS, THOUSANDS MOBILIZE IN SOLIDARITY WITH AYOTZINAPA

Indigenous Zapatistas give offerings and prayers asking for justice for the Ayotzinapa 43. Photo: Angeles Mariscal/Chiapas Paralelo Indigenous Zapatistas give offerings and prayers asking for justice for the Ayotzinapa 43. Photo: Angeles Mariscal/Chiapas Paralelo

 By: Angeles Mariscal

Students, independent citizens, collectives, activists, civil society organizations, teachers and members of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (‎EZLN, its initials in Spanish) participated since early this morning in demonstrations of support for relatives of the 43 students of the Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College, in  Ayotzinapa Guerrero, who complete one year today since they were disappeared after authorities detained them.

The Zapatistas carried out solidarity actions in the headquarters of their good government juntas, which exist in 5 Chiapas regions. On stages in front of thousands of the rebel group’s members, they placed 43 chairs with the names of the disappeared students, as part of silent ceremonies where they named each one of the absent youths, while the crowd shouted “present!”…

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