San Cristobal de Las Casas-Tuxla toll road blockades open


San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas.- Inhabitants of neighborhoods, colonies and subdivisions in the northern part of this municipality, who maintained a blockade at kilometer 46 of the SC-Tuxtla toll road, withdrew from the place leaving the road free.

They were protesting for the clarification of the homicide of Tomas Martínez Pinacho, who served as a regional leader of the Popular Revolutionary Front (FPR), in the State of Oaxaca.

The total blockade announced on free and toll highway SCLC-Tuxtla

They indicated that there could be more than 5,000 people who will take the toll road and the free road, being the blocking points at kilometer 46 and the second could be at the height of the San Felipe Ecatepec community.

It should be noted that this occurs after the events recorded on August 13, when elements of the State and Municipal Police, as well as elements of the National Guard, were run with stones from the north of the city, when they tried to arrest a subject who had fled and hid in that place.

In a press conference, they indicated that they are fed up with the wave of crime that is generated almost daily in the northern area of ​​San Cristóbal de Las Casas, so that inhabitants united in the General Council of Neighborhoods, Colonias and Fractions, spoke to go out to protest this Tuesday, August 25 from 10 in the morning in the toll and free road sections.

“Neighbors, inhabitants and citizens of the municipality of San Cristóbal de Las Casas call for joint action to rescue the rights and dignity of all of us, the economic and social living conditions in San Cristóbal, have been affected in recent Years, crime has increased, there is poverty, discrimination and social exclusion have taken over as a result of the dominant development model of politicians in the country, governments have done little to improve living conditions and access to rights of our population, mainly indigenous and poor, limiting the benefits of urban life and indigenous community life, so we decided to go out and protest, ”reported Joaquín García Pérez, leader of 24 neighborhoods in the north.

He added that insecurity in San Cristóbal seems to be the one that governs daily coexistence, criminal groups, gang members, corruption, abuse of common spaces are the ones that decide what can or cannot be done on public roads, a minimum has not been covered of equipment in the streets, lack of installation of security cameras, street lighting, among other demands.

He said that citizens want a peaceful coexistence, with the rule of law as a basis, it also requires capable, equipped and professionalized public order forces on the issue of public security, “then we call for dialogue and agreement on this point, seeking that the own population, young people and families take action to rebuild coexistence and social solidarity ”.

Finally, they said that they consider it urgent and necessary to make use of their rights of petition, organization and demonstration, putting forward the effort of the council of the northern area, but seeking the meeting, alliances and agreements with the entire population, both rural as urban, from all the cardinal points.


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