Troops stage mock attack on La Realidad


COMMUNIQUE FROM THE GENERAL COMMAND
- CLANDESTINE REVOLUTIONARY INDIGENOUS COMMITTEE OF THE ZAPATISTA ARMY OF NAITONAL LIBERATION MEXICO

OCTOBER 27, 1998

TO THE PEOPLE OF MEXICO TO THE PEOPLES AND GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD

BROTHERS.

FIRST. - TODAY, OCTOBER 27, 1998, IN THE MORNING HOURS, FEDERAL ARMY TROOPS CARRIED OUT A MOCK TAKEOVER OF THE "AGUASCALIENTES" OF LA REALIDAD.

SECOND. - FROM THE FEDERAL BARRACKS LOCATED IN OLD GUADALUPE TEPEYAC, A COLUMN OF 40 MILITARY VEHICLES, MADE UP OF WAR TANKS, ARMOURED VEHICLES AND TROOP TRANSPORTATION UNITS, WITH APPROXIMATELY 400 SOLDIERS, CROSSED THE COMMUNITY OF LA REALIDAD, MUNICIPALITY OF SAN PEDRO DE MICHOACAN, AT 9:30AM.

THIRD. - SIMULTANEOUSLY, IN A "PINCERS" MOVEMENT, AND LEAVING FROM THE GARRISON AT RIO EUSEBA, A COLUMN OF 4 MILITARY VEHICLES WITH MILITARY POLICE, TROOPS, AN ARMOURED VEHICLE AND A MILITARY VAN, REGISTRATION No. 4401101, WITH OFFICIALS INSIDE, ENTERED INTO THE COMMUNITY OF LA REALIDAD AND HEADED TOWARDS THE "AGUASCALIENTES" WHICH IS IN THAT TOWN. THE SOLDIERS WERE DEPLOYED AND ADVANCED TOWARDS THE ENTRANCE OF THE "AGUASCALIENTES," TAKING STILL AND VIDEO PICTURES OF THE PEOPLE AND THE CULTURAL FACILITIES. ALL THIS WAS GOING ON WHILE THE 40-VEHICLE COLUMN FROM GUADALUPE TEPEYAC WAS CROSSING THE COMMUNITY. AFTER THIS PROVOCATION, THE SOLDIERS RETIRED, TOWARDS THE RIO EUSEBA.

FOURTH. - THE HARASSMENT MANEUVERS WERE REPEATED AT 1:00 PM THE SAME DAY, OCTOBER 27, 1998, WHEN THE COLUMN OF 40 MILITARY VEHICLES CROSSED TRHOUGH LA REALIDAD AGAIN, THIS TIME TOWARDS THEIR BARRACKS IN OLD GUADELUPE TEPEYAC.

FIFTH. - MEXICAN AIR FORCE PLANES ARE CONSTANTLY, DAY AND NIGHT, FLYING OVER THE COMMUNITY OF LA REALIDAD AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

SIXTH. - THESE MILITARY MOVEMENTS AND PROVOCATIONS HAVE INTENSIFIED DUE TO THE EZLN'S MAKING PUBLIC ITS DECISION TO RE-ESTABLISH PUBLIC CONTACTS WITH THE COMMISSION OF CONCORDANCE AND PEACE, AND ITS ANNOUNCEMENT OF A DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE EZLN AND CIVIL SOCIETY ON NOVEMBER 20 - 22, 1998.

DEMOCRACY!
LIBERTY!
JUSTICE1

>From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast.

General Command of the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation Mexico, October of 1998.


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