OAXACA - This morning, November 2, at approximately 8am, Radio Universidad came under attack by the Federal Police (PFP) as well as an assortment of paramilitaries and municipal police. As of 12:00 the radio is still on the air, though the announcers have already been exposed to the tear gas that surrounds the building.
There is a major mobilization under way. The Federal Government has announced that the operation is only to clear the barricades on the major road that runs alongside City University where the station is located, and that they have no intention of invading the Autonomous campus. The radio announcers are saying that there are PFP in civilian clothes among the paramilitaries and that the operation is designed to appear as though no Federal Police are involved in the invasion.
The Rector of the University has just come on air, from one of the barricades, calling on all students and university colleaguesto come to the defense of the station. The next hours are critical and all efforts of solidarity are urgent.
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