Peace Caravan Lead Into Tense Oaxaca City Scene
In response to the violence and repression in Oaxaca, the women of Las Abejas proposed a caravan, said Ernestine PÃ©rez PÃ©rez, part of a team of members making a video of the caravan. "We believe that the government must respect the will of the people," she said.
The situation in Oaxaca remains tense and many claim that the presence of federal troops is only heightening the potential for greater violence and social unrest.
"The displacement of the teachers was the straw that broke the camel's back," said Margarita, a housewife and APPO supporter who asked that only her first name be used, as she awaited the arrival of Las Abejas outside the Templo de la Soledad last Friday night.