Nov 2, 2011

Movement for Peace with Justice: Score of protesters arrested in violent Mexican border city

Fox News Latino: "CIUDAD JUAREZ – Police in this northern border city, regarded as Mexico's murder capital, arrested a score of activists while they were painting crosses with the names of victims of violent crime. The "indignants of Ciudad Juarez" managed to paint about 100 black crosses at spots where some of the more than 9,000 victims of violence in Juarez were found slain over the past three years.

The activists responded to a call by the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, led by Mexican poet and activist Javier Sicilia, to demand justice for victims of violence in Mexico. Ciudad Juarez has no legs but it continues to march on in its struggle. Today we're sticking 9,000 paper crosses with the names of the victims to show the sorrow that consumes us," one of the demonstrators, who asked to be identified only as Adriana, told Efe.

But some 100 municipal police officers who later arrived at the scene prevented the demonstrators from placing the crosses, sparking violent incidents that led to the arrests. Authorities have not yet pressed charges against the detainees." read more

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