RETURN TO INTOLERANCE -PLAZA SANTO DOMINGO CLEARED (TRANSLATION)
Peter Davies, a long-time resident of Mexico City, translated a look at the latest crack-down on those teachers opposing the so-called “educational reforms”
Enrique Enriquez Ibarra, General Secretary of section 9 of the CNTE in Mexico City stated that ¨in complicity with the government of Mexico City, the Peña administration returned to a practice of intolerance that we haven´t experienced in more than three decades. With verbal, psychological and physical intimidation our colleagues were forced to board buses that they had prepared to remove them from the country´s capital, with no assurance that they would actually be transported to their home state¨.
A police officer stated that they were deployed to ¨seal the streets adjacent to Plaza Santo Domingo. The colleagues that were staying overnight in the camp were cordoned off from two in the morning and noone was permitted to leave the plaza¨.
For the second time in less than 48 hours, the federal government ¨perpetrated two evictions¨, the first being in the early hours of Friday when the teachers were also forced, under the threat of a violent eviction, to pack up their camp which they had maintained in Bucareli Street since May 15.
The Federal Police operation to clear Plaza Santo Domingo was put together on Friday night and at one o´clock Saturday morning federal agents began their deployment.