Various demonstrations have been generated since the arrival of the president to the state, where he asked the Mayan people for forgiveness
During the visit of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to offer forgiveness to the Mayan people for past injustices, such as the Caste War, several young Mayans gathered before the event to demand improvements in education and infrastructure at the University of Tihosuco, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, in the state of Quintana Roo.
Before the arrival of the president, the municipality woke up full of fences that prevented the Mayan inhabitants from approaching the president; Prior to the event, several young people arrived with posters to demand a higher budget from the authorities for education and culture in the community, in addition to the preservation of the environment.
One of the young people said that the university of the municipality was abandoned by the state authorities, however, he said that despite the small budget, the student community has managed to represent the state in national competitions.
The young man declared that the Mayans will never end their war because they are not asking for forgiveness
“We have represented Quintana Roo, we have gone to national competitions and the Tecnológico de Tihosuco has left the name of Quintana Roo and the Mayan area high. (…) Seven years without school and without infrastructure, three generations, and despite all the difficulties, we have represented Quintana Roo and the Mayan culture ”, he declared.
Regarding the purpose of the president’s visit, the young man indicated that it is useless to give an apology to the Mayan people, if it is carried out behind closed doors and in front of “caciques.”
“We are Mayans and we understand the value of our culture (…) We are more young people who are aware that it is useless for them to come and ask for forgiveness because they are not asking the Mayans for forgiveness, they are asking some chiefs for forgiveness. Young people must be listened to, the Mayans are here, we have not left, “he said.
A protester pointed out that the authorities are only going to take photos with their costumes and typical clothes (Photo: YouTube @ Andrés Manuel López Obrador)
He declared that the Mayans will never end their war because they are not being asked for forgiveness, and pointed out that the authorities are only going to take photos “to take advantage of the Mayan people”, of the customs and traditions, in addition to “our costumes. and typical clothing, only for that he uses us, “he said.
“It is supposed to be an apology to the Mayan people, we are dissatisfied that the president has held his event inside the museum, he could have held it here, in the public park (…) What is the use of them coming to apologize to If the Mayan culture is going to lock up with the governor, then who is it asking for forgiveness, the Mayans or the governors? “, exposed to the applause and shouts of the community.
Since the arrival of the president, various demonstrations have been generated by citizens who suffered dispossession, members of the medical sector, among others; women from the Marea Verde Quintana Roo collective demonstrated in front of the hotel where the president stayed to demand an end to violence and femicides.
The collective Marea Verde Quintana Roo demonstrated in front of the hotel where the president stayed to demand an end to violence and femicides (PHOTO: ELIZABETH RUIZ / CUARTOSCURO.COM)
Through their networks, the collective indicated that the president “fled, he did not face the citizens who had met us since 4 am outside the hotel in the city of Chetumal, the capital of Quintana Roo.”
In addition, the group denounced that in the forum program “End of the Caste War: Appeal for forgiveness for grievances to the Mayan peoples”, women are excluded from participating in the presentation “The Mayan Woman in the Social Movement”, given by two male speakers.
Among the main claims, the young people repudiated the Tren Maya development project, as well as demanded compensation from the peasants of the Tihosuco ejido, who for more than 40 years have been ignored after the damage to their lands by the construction of the highway. federal 295.