Monday, August 21, 2006

Oaxaca, Mexico: More shootings, chaos in the city

At 3:30 AM this morning, six truckloads of armed men attacked the public (state owned) radio and television studios of Channel 9. The studios were occupied by the dissident APPO which forcibly took control of the installation some 3 weeks ago. At least one person is reported wounded. The armed men entered the studios with the intent to destroy its broadcast capabilities.

After the armed contingent had left, APPO supporters burned two more city buses which they had disabled outside the studios. The private schools are closing this morning -- the first day of the new school year -- and sending the kids back home. I don't think any public transportation is operating this morning.


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