Major State Repression in Oaxaca: Several Killed, Dozens Wounded and Detained

Falling Into Incandescence

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By Scott Campbell

The looming federal police attack on the people and striking teachers of Oaxaca, Mexico has begun. There are reports of between five and six demonstrators killed Sunday morning at the teachers-peoples highway blockade in Nochixtlán, a few kilometers outside of the city of Oaxaca. The five confirmed dead are Andres Aguilar, 23, Yalid Jiménez, 28, and three whose names are unknown, who were shot and killed when police opened fire with live ammunition on the blockade. At least 22 others have been shot and dozens have been detained.

BACKGROUND ARTICLES:

This piece will focus on currently developing events. For information on what led to this situation, please see the following articles:

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