Lately there have been a number of arrests in Mexico related to charges of ELF and other anarchist activity. The following information comes via the Earth Liberation Prisoners (ELP) Information Bulletin, which Denver ABC has edited somewhat for clarity.
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(17th January 2010)
Mexican activists are facing serious repression while the actions there are taking harder and harder. By now there are several vegan prisoners of the ELF raids. There are also some individuals who are on the run. Others are waiting for trials. I have found all the info in this web site: http://liberaciontotal.entodaspartes.net/ but I also have contact with the person who takes care of the magazine Rabia y Acción (Anger and action), which mostly deals with the ALF. He/she has asked for support, and has written an article in Liberación Total web site giving information about the prisoners, and why they are in jail. If you want to contact him/her personally, ask me for the email. But I’m not sure if he/she can speak English.
Here is a list of the Mexican prisoners:
There was one guy (16) who was arrested with a large number of molotov cocktails in his back pack, he was arrested and admitted having caused other fires related with the ELF. He remained in home-reclusion, where police and his parents took care of his good behavior. He is on the run by now.
Three people were arrested in relation with an ELF raid where several trucks, Harley business, etc were torched, and explosive detonated. One of them, Carlos, snitched, naming names of people who he claims could escape. The other two guys, ages 16 and 17, are vegans and are in jail.
An anarchist, probably related with environmental struggle/animal liberation is in jail because of the raid on an Oxxo during an anarchist demo. Since then, Oxxo has been robbed 7 times, in one of them a policeman was shot dead. The same anarchist group has claimed three AK-47 attacks against police patrols and one on private security. One person was arrested in Tijuana, where all the attacks happened, carrying a gun.
All the info has been published in Liberación Total. It seems that things are going crazier in Mexico. Also there was a night where about 9 banks exploded in 3 different Mexican states in an anarchist coordinated action.
Many anarchists are being tailed.
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