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riots in Oaxaca
is protesting again and has been for the last few days over in Oaxaca, Mexico.
They are protesting 2 blocks down the street from where Johnnie is attending classes. Last Monday Johnnie saw the protesters fire bomb and blow up a tanker truck. The police were shooting tear gas everywhere as kids were walking around in masks with bombs, Molotov cocktails, rocks, shields etc. J saw
one person bloody and taken to the ambulance before he had to leave due to the tear gas getting into his lungs and apparently it was good that it did because not too long after that, protesters wanted to burn down the gas station across the street from where he was standing.  The gas station had already turned off the gas but still :( 
Things have mellowed a bit over the last two days but they are going to start protesting again next Monday.
I didn't see any protesting when I visited a couple of weeks ago. The only things I saw regarding "Appo" was the protest videos they were showing at the outside market in Zócalo. Oaxaca is such a beautiful place, it is sad that it is in chaos again. J was suppose to be coming back on the 28th but he has been invited to stay for the final presentations and will begin another project after that so he may not be returning for another 3 weeks. That is all the excitement for now.

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kawaiikelly From: kawaiikelly Date: July 19th, 2007 12:51 am (UTC) (Link)
It is an interesting time for Johnnie to be down there. Too bad he won't be coming home on time though. :(
norepentance From: norepentance Date: July 19th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC) (Link)
it is but he is enjoying himself in that he feels like he is actually doing something that matters which is nice.
descendingchaos From: descendingchaos Date: July 19th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
i don't see how blowing up a gas station would help their cause. Never been a fan of violent protests.
norepentance From: norepentance Date: July 19th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
niether am i but then again, i don't feel that oppressed.
thatdamnninja From: thatdamnninja Date: December 5th, 2007 01:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

For you :)

norepentance From: norepentance Date: December 5th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: For you :)

Thanks for sending me this, the article was great :)
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