Mexico: Riots in San Salvador Atenco

In a story that has barely gotten mention in the English-language press, Ulises Mejia writes about the riots which erupted in the town of San Salvador Atenco near Mexico City. In Spanish, Jay of Arkham Asylum says that he has “lost all of the little faith that I had in the mainstream media.” Unlike the official press narrative that the riots were caused after police evicted illegal flower sellers in the market and that the police responded “quickly and effectively,” Jay says that state police had been stationed in the town for 15 days waiting “for a pretext to use force.” Some are arguing that the police were anticipating the arrival of the Zapatistas, currently on tour throughout Mexico. The weblog Enlace Zapatista has much more information (ES).

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