About 300 police elements from different corporations were deployed in the center of the city and asked the merchants to raise their posts
- The Oaxaca City Council reported that the operations will remain in effect until the end of the year, to prevent the evicted street vendors from trying to occupy other streets in the city center.
State and municipal authorities of the city of Oaxaca implemented an operation to remove dozens of street vendors who were installed in two blocks near the city’s main square and the 20 de Noviembre market, without having permission to trade on the road. public.
Some 300 police elements from different corporations were deployed in the center of the city and asked the street vendors to set up their posts.
The security forces also recovered the streets of Colón and Bustamante, where around 80 informal traders were withdrawn
The street vendors did not oppose resistance and began to set up their stalls located on Bustamante and Colón streets.
They had been installed there for several weeks, after a police operation also evicted them from the Zócalo, Alameda de León, and other parts of the historic center where they did business on public roads, without permission.
“As you can see, the street of Bustamante and Colón has already been free. Last night the operation began to evict all the merchants who were invading. Police action protocols were applied, this exclusively, I repeat, the police intervened in support of inspectors on public roads to free the streets, ”said Taurino López, deputy director of the Municipal Police of Oaxaca.
After the removal of the street stalls, firefighters and public cleaners began to lift tons of garbage that remained in the streets and wash the roads that remained occupied for several weeks.
“From the point of view that I am here as a local, well, yes, it benefits me because more people come in, the lady who rents to me because she still has a buffet, many more people come in,” said Roberto Flores, a merchant.
The Oaxaca City Council reported that the operations will remain in effect to prevent the evicted street vendors from trying to occupy other streets in the city center.