Mexican Police Kill Two Workers, Injure Dozens at Steel Plant

Posted in PaulHampton's blog on Wed, 26/04/2006 - 14:02,

Mexican Police Kill Two Workers, Injure Dozens at Steel Plant

This appeal came from Labour Start.
There is also detailed background by Dan La Botz on the Mexico Labor News and Analysis website at:
http://www.ueinternational.org/Mexico_info/mlna_articles.php?id=101#540

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MEXICO: STRIKERS SHOT AND KILLED DURING STEEL MILL OCCUPATION

Police shot and killed two workers, another was crushed to death in a melee,
and over 40 others were wounded, most by gunshots, when authorities launched an
assault to expel striking workers occupying the SICARTSA steel mill in Lazaro
Cardenas, Michoacan, Mexico on April 20.

Reports from the scene suggest that others may also have been killed or may die
from their wounds. Workers and townspeople retook the plant, but were then
besieged by the police. Parts of the plant have been taken over by the Mexican
Army and the Mexican Navy.

Mexican unions have demanded the resignation of the country's secretary of
labour, the impeachment of the country's president, the punishment of those who
are guilty for the violence, and the recognition of the elected leader of the
mine workers union.

Your support is urgently needed -- please send off your protest emails today:

http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/solidarityforever/show_campaign.cgi?…

And please -- pass this message on! Only if we quickly mobilize thousands
online can we provide real support to our brothers and sisters in Mexico.

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