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|SF: URGENTE - Denounce Police violence in El Salvador!!!!|
|Date||Friday July 07|
|Time||11:30 AM - 1:00 PM|
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|WHERE: Salvadoran Consulate, Flood Building On Market @ Powell St.|
Bay Area CISPES
Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador
3012 16th St. #205. San Francisco ¶ (415) 503-0789 ¶ ba-cispes [at] prodigy.net
For immediate release: July 6, 2006 Contact: Bay Area
Office: (415) 503-0789
STUDENT PROTEST IN EL SALVADOR MET WITH EXTREME POLICE VIOLENCE
Local community activists rally against the Salvadoran government¹s
repression of protestors, calling for a respect for the Peace Accords and
Members of the Committee in Solidarity with the people of El
Salvador, Salvadorans community members, and other organizations and
individuals will protest outside the Salvadoran Consulate tomorrow. They
will denounce the extreme police violence used against high school and
university students who were protesting bus fair hikes that have worsened
the economic crisis for Salvadoran workers and families. Wednesday morning
Salvadoran police used lethal force to shoot into a group of protestors from
the ground and from helicopters, and the police have militarized the area
surrounding the University, including a nearby hospital.
El Salvador¹s Human Rights Ombudswoman has called yesterday¹s
violence the worst violation of human rights since the signing of the 1992
Peace Accords, which put an and to the 12 year civil war. Today¹s police
occupation into the national university is strikingly familiar to the 1980¹s
when the state military-police forces invaded the National University campus
various times. These events confirm Salvadorans¹ worries about the
installation of the International Law Enforcement Academy in El Salvador, a
police training school funded by the U.S. government.
WHAT: A rally in front of the Salvadoran Consulate office in San Francisco.
We want to let the Salvadoran government know that we are aware of the
situation in El Salvador and also that we are worried because of the
violence used against the social movement. We ask the Salvadoran government
to stop violations to human rights, to respect the autonomy of the National
University, and to free the detained young people.
WHEN: 11:30-1pm, Friday, July 7, 2006.
WHERE: Salvadoran Consulate, Flood Building On Market @ Powell St.
VISUALS: Signs, banners and street theater.
Bay Area C.I.S.P.E.S.
Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador
3012 16th St. (@ Mission St.), SF
(415) 503-0789 * ba-cispes [at] prodigy.net * http://www.cispes.org