Chiapas People of Faith march in support of the teachers

Chiapas Support Committee

IF THE REPRESSION CONTINUES, “ALL THE PEOPLE OF GOD WILL RISE UP,” THE BELIEVING PEOPLE WARN 

Religious leaders from the region of Los Bosques, at the front of the Pueblo Creyente (Believing People) Religious leaders from the region of Los Bosques, at the front of the Pueblo Creyente (Believing People)

By Isaín Mandujano

This Wednesday (June 8), thousands of indigenous Tsotils from different communities in the municipios of Simojovel, El Bosque, Huitiupán, Amatán and Pueblo Nuevo Solistahuacán, carried out a procession in the state capital in order to demonstrate their support for the teachers’ movement in Chiapas against the education reform.

Headed by the parish priest of the Church of Simojovel, Marcelo Pérez Pérez, the men, women and children that left their communities and went down from Los Altos of Chiapas and started a pilgrimage from the east side of Tuxtla and walked several kilometers to the central plaza where the teachers of the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) have their encampments.

With the music…

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