APPO members with guns and sticks defend themselves from attacks
Mexico, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) After a series of agreed upon demands, including the resignation of Governor Ulises Ruiz, the conflict in the Mexican state of Oaxaca continues Friday, with most teachers wanting to get back to classes.
The State Assembly of section 22 of the National Education Workers Union (SNTE) announced Thursday they will hinder the inauguration of President elect Felipe Calderon if Ruiz does not quit before November 30.
The group also conditioned the restart of classes to guarantees, by the Government Secretariat, for the physical, labor, and administrative security of teachers, as well as the release of prisoners, and annulment of arrest warrants against leaders of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO).
For that, a negotiating team will travel to Mexico City today to meet with Government Secretary Carlos Abascal, and present the list of demands.
Regarding this, a new assembly was convened for Saturday, when the Secretariat s reply will be analyzed, and only then, the gradual restart of the school year would be agreed.
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