Hooded men besiege with bullets colonies of San Cristóbal de las Casas

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Hooded men, presumably Tzotzil indigenous people, resumed the siege in colonies in the north of San Cristóbal de las Casas, a few hours after the body of the leader of artisans from the Santo Domingo square, Gerónimo Ruiz López, was buried.

Hooded men with assault rifles opened fire indiscriminately tonight, which caused fear among residents of neighborhoods near where the armed men were stationed, because they could be injured in their homes with galvanized sheet roofs.

Around 9:45 p.m., neighbors reported shots from assault rifles in several streets of neighborhoods in the north, for which they have chosen to take refuge in their homes.

When the Tzotzils who were having dinner in the Palestinian neighborhood heard the shots in the air, they proceeded to enter their rooms, but at that moment, a bullet fell in the place where they were meeting. “You have to be very careful,” asked a neighbor.

During Wednesday, the Army, National Guard and Police carried out patrols in various parts of the city, but avoided approaching neighborhoods where there is a presence of armed Tzotzils.

Mayor Mariano Díaz Ochoa reported that the soldiers and police officers carried out patrols in various parts of the city, but avoided going near where the armed men were present.

Source: El Universal