Protest Presidente Fox and the Neocon/Neolibs
506 S. Grand St.
Pershing Square, Los Angeles
Friday, May 26, 2006
Protest Fox's Neocolonial/Neoliberal policies and corruption in Mexico! We demand Justice in Atenco, Punishment for the government responsible for the deaths and disappearances of hundreds of women In Juarez, immediate release of all Political Prisoners! Justice and freedom for David Meza Argueta!
The Atenco raid, which was carried out against supporters of The People's Land Defense Front (the group that led the successful 2002 battle against a new Mexico City airport on rural land) after a dispute with street-side flower sellers escalated and led to the detention of policemen by residents, was followed by accusations that police gang-raped female detainees.
According to relatives and supporters, at least 47 female detainees charge they were gang-raped or sexually abused by police who rounded them up in Atenco on May 3 and 4. "While (police) continued threatening us, we were bit on the breasts, nipples, ears, lips and tongue," charged a group of detainees. "(We were) penetrated with fingers and objects, some of us obliged to perform oral sex while taunted about being women."