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Teachers' union and APPO enter Oaxaca's zocalo for first time since October 29

by kilo
Today possibly a million people have gone into the streets to demand the exit of Ulises Ruiz as the governor of Oaxaca. It has been an hour and a half and people are still filling in the zocalo. Sindicato magisterial y APPO entran al zocalo de Oaxaca por primera vez desde el 29 de Octubre.
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On October 29th, the Federal Preventative Police entered Oaxaca's zocalo (central plaza) and removed the blockade that Section 22 of the teachers' union and the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) had maintained for six months. Since that date, no march has entered the zocalo and all attempts have been prevented by the state forces...until today. Yesterday, students who were sympathetic to the APPO retook Radio Universidad for the first time since the radio was turned over by the APPO to the university at the beginning of December under death threats. They have said that they will maintain control of the radio for 2 days until the marches today and the national strike tomorrow (May 2) end. The state police of Ulises Ruiz (the corrupt governor of Oaxaca who the APPO has been trying to depose for the past year) are prepared for the possibility that the demonstrators will try to reestablish the blockade in the zocalo of Oaxaca today. Stay tuned...

El 29 de octubre, la Policía Federal Preventiva entró al zócalo de Oaxaca y desalojó el planton que se mantuvo la Seccion 22 del sindicato magisterial y la Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca por 6 meses. Desde esta fecha, no ha entrado ninguna marcha al zócalo, todos los intentos han sido replegados por las fuerzas estatales...hasta hoy. Ayer unos estudiantes simpatizantes con el APPO retomaron la Radio Universidad por la primera vez desde que el APPO entregó el radio a la universidad bajo amenazas de muerte en los fines de Diciembre. Dicen que van a mantener el control por 2 dias hasta terminan las marchas de hoy y la huelga nacional de mañana, el 2 de mayo. La policía estatal de Ulises Ruiz (el gobernador corrupto de Oaxaca de que el APPO ha perseguido su destitución por un año) esta preparado en el caso de que los manifestantes intentan restablecer el planton en el zócalo de Oaxaca hoy. Vamos a ver que pasa...
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