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May 28, 21

CIPOG-EZ Denounces Another Armed Attack Against Their Communities in Guerrero

The Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata denounces yet another armed attack against their communities in Guerrero

To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation

To the National Indigenous Congress

To the Indigenous Governing Council

To the National and International Sixth

To the Networks of Resistance and Rebellion

To the National Network Against Repression

To the Free Media

May 25, 2021

In the struggle for life, death constantly lurks. It despises life and attacks it with brutality.

This has happened to us time and again. On May 16, we explained our situation when we presented the report in Mexico City, “Crimes against humanity and grave violations of human rights in the Montaña Baja of Guerrero pertaining to CIPOG-EZ.” We informed the bad governments and the national and international press.

We told them that narco-paramilitary groups are killing us, and that with each denunciation we make against the attacks, “Los Ardillos” respond with more attacks. They will continue doing so as long as the bad governments continue being accomplices to the criminal groups.

Today, May 25, 2021, at 11:50am, in plain light of day, the narco-paramilitary group who has attacked our communities since 2015, have done it again. “Los Ardillos” from the community of Zelocotitlán, descended to Zacapexco, shooting at the community. This attack resulted in the injury of one of our compañeros from the community.

It should be made clear that the bad government has not listened to us. Rather, they have mocked us. They schedule meetings but afterwards cancel them, wanting to offer us crumbs. In this case, the National Guard, the Marines, and the State Police arrived at 4:00 in the afternoon, four hours after the attacks. Thus, we hold responsible Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the governor of the state of Guerrero, Hector Astudillo, the chief of police of the state of Guerrero, Daniel Machaca Portillo, and the state prosecutor, Jorge Zuriel, for the attack and the consequences it will bring.

We will not be quiet. We will continue denouncing and resisting organized crime and the bad governments.

Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ)

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