...Veracruz and Morelia, that is to say, this is a PRI operation, not the federal troops, altho I don't know how our source explains the "naval" helicopters (maybe not?). The "police" are heavily armed, and the
attack is supposed to happen around 10:00 PM Oaxaca time. The attack, code name cicloncinco, was revealed by the same person who informed our friend
that there would be a drive-by shooting last night, which came true.
Our friend says there are already a lot of PRD people gathered in the zocalo, thousands have gathered, apparently including some foreigners including univision and CNN.
Aid is asked for food, water, telephone lines. Only one radio station is still operating Our friend told us to stay off the streets. Good friend. The one still operating radio station says, stay calm, not respond to acts of aggression which are provocations. Our friend says the city is "surrounded", not sure what that means.
Anybody who can email should do so, to any addresses you have, phone calls, faxes, etc. (firstname.lastname@example.org
) the message is "no a
la repression, si a la destitucion de Ulises Ruiz."
La Jornada has a live feed running on their site. Please disseminate news however you can.
There is still a chance that this is psychological warfare, very tiring. Doesn't look good right now.
At 9:00 PM the APPO closed the historic center, telling people who were caught away from home to present themselves as rapidly as possible to pass
through the barricades. The APPO has determined to fight off any attack, asking people to come in support, and at the same time telling those outside the city and around the state to organize their defense.
The radio Ley has been calmly presenting a lawyer's account of what could happen next, as the barricades go up around the center of the city shaped
like an island inside the highway roads.. Logically, if URO asks for federal intervention that's a tacit declaration that he cannot govern, and he's caught by the fact of the ungovernabilty- which means that he
can be replaced --it's sort of like a catch22 for him, but that legal scenario wouldn't apply if he can get other PRI states to do the attack, as long as it's a success - -If it fails he's out, so I guess he thinks he has
nothing to lose. 5,000 might not be enough men to do it. "No pasaran" says the radio, let's multiply the barricades.