Protesters gathered in the hundreds in Mexico City to demonstrate against the state’s war on the Zapatistas via funding of paramilitaries to attack harvest storage facilities and imprisonment of Zapatista figures. The following day, a political prisoner with allegiance to the EZLN was released by the Mexican government.
The protests in Colombia have broadened to a national appeal, and have become more organized. 14 people have been killed so far, and the injury toll has increased above 400. Protesters have burned down over 56 police stations, and many of them have been converted into People’s Libraries and community centers.