Communique from the Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata denouncing the narco-paramilitary attack carried out today against compañeros of the organization
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 Free media
September 28, 2021
Today, September 28, 2021, at approximately 9:00am, five compañeros of the community of Tula, pertaining to the CIPOG-EZ, were ambushed on the Ahuixtla highway headed toward Papaxtla.
Our compañeros were attacked by eight people who came off the hill with AR-15’s and AK-47’s. Three of our compañeros were injured. In addition to the high-caliber weaponry, the attackers were wearing military style pants and had their faces covered.
On September 23, we denounced the presence of people dressed in military style gear who we know belong to the narco-paramilitary group “Los Ardillos.” This took place within the context of the national and international action against the paramilitary war against the EZLN. Today, just five days after that denouncement, three of our compañeros are seriously injured.
We hold responsible the government of Héctor Astudillo Flores, the Attorney General’s Office, as well as the National Guard, State and Municipal Police, for their complicity with narco-paramilitaries and their ongoing complicit silence. We know that “Los Ardillos” ambushed our compañeros. We have denounced them to the three levels of government on many occasions, but they don’t listen to us, siding with those who massacre us.
We know that “Los Ardillos” are today preparing to enter the communities of CIPOG-EZ, for which we ask you all to spread the word and denounce the narco-paramilitary war that the communities of the CIPOG-EZ are living through in the state of Guerrero.
Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata