Seattle Freedom for Nestora committee joins protest at Mexican Consulate on one year anniversary of disappearance of students from Ayotzinapa. The protest was called by Mexicanos Unidos en Washington.
Nestora has received and always supported the teaching college students of Ayotzinapa. This is a 3-minute video in Spanish that shows what happened the night of September 26, 2014 when 43 students disappeared and several were murdered. ¡Adelante!
La ex lideresa de la Policía comunitaria de Olinalá, Guerrero, Nestora Salgado, pidió ayuda a la sociedad mexicana para que sea liberada, pues desde hace dos años esta presa por supuesto secuestro de 50 personas, quienes no han revalidado las acusaciones, y aseguró que “pelea contra un monstruo, el Estado”.
Durante una charla realizada vía telefónica en el Foro México organizado por el diario La Jornada y Casa Lamm, aseguró que los delitos que se le imputan son falsos y hasta el momento los acusantes no han demostrado ni revalidado sus declaraciones al respecto.
“Soy ejemplo de la criminalización contra las comunidades y las mujeres. Las autoridades no quieren reconocer mi origen indígena, porque soy de tez blanca y se han resistido también a aceptar mi nacionalidad estadunidense, y por ello mi derecho a la intervención del consulado de ese país. Me mantienen aislada, se han ensañado conmigo y me clasificaron como una delincuente peligrosa, pero ¿en qué se han basado para ello?” dijo la llamada ex comandanta con respecto a la situación que vive.
KPBS has released their coverage of the protest at the San Diego Mexican Consulate on Monday. The entire article is worth reading, but the end is especially powerful.
Felix Garcia, a San Diego resident in his 60s who strummed on his guitar and song revolution-era songs outside of the consulate, hadn’t eaten in more than three days.
“I feel weak and hungry, but my conviction is stronger,” he said.
Garcia said he looks up to Salgado because of her defense of indigenous communities in Guerrero, one of Mexico’s poorest states.
“She represents resistance. Liberty. Freedom,” he said.
On January 6th, Fox News Latino covered recent international protests that have put intense pressure on Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto. The article discusses both Nestora Salgado and José Luís Avila as well as the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa students. Click here to read the full article.
On November 16, New York City FSP leader Stephen Durham spoke at Union Square on behalf of the Campaign to Free Nestora Salgado. The event was a rally to protest Mexican political oppression and the disappearance of 43 students from the Escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos in Guerrero, Mexico.
Swelling outrage over a police massacre and the forced disappearance of scores of students swept Mexico and the world [last] week.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators demanded justice for six people killed September 26 and 27 by municipal police officers and paramilitary gunmen in Iguala, Guerrero, as well as the safe return of 43 Mexican students from the Raul Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa reported kidnapped and disappeared by the same aggressors.
NEW YORK — Dozens of activists congregated outside the Mexican consulate to protest the Sept. 26 attack in Mexico’s Guerrero state that left six dead, 25 injured and at least 43 students missing. Authorities have detained at least 22 police officers suspected of involvement in the attack.
Activists in Mexico held similar protests in at least 63 cities. Cities as far away as Buenos Aires and Berlin also saw demonstrations in solidarity with the students. In New York, a handful of leftist and student organizations voiced their anger towards the Mexican government’s handling of the situation. The demonstrators also criticized recent cuts to education funding in Mexico, echoing the original protests by the students attacked in Iguala.