To my friends, watchers and the community in general:
José Luis Alberto Tehuatlie, a 13 year old child was shot during police operations this past 9th of July on Puebla, Mexico. Today he was declared dead due to brain damage.
Policemen shot from a helicopter rubber bullets and tear gas cartridges to civilians. Hugo Jiménez lost his eye, Martín Xelhua lost the ability to speak because a rubber bullet pierced his mandible and another child lost his hand.
Rafael Moreno Valle, the state’s governor ordered this action on an attempt to “discourage” a peaceful civilian protest. In turn, the community of San Bernardino Chalchihuapan in Puebla charged their governor with police brutality. But, what do you know, he denies the charges even after the multiple testimonies of the protest attendees.
The following paragraphs offer an explanation on this event. I am quite upset, so please excuse the caps lock.
You may ask, “What was the community protesting against”?
You see, authorities removed the civil registry from the San Bernardino’s community. And this is a very serious matter. DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS HERE WHEN YOU ARE NOT IN THE CIVIL REGISTRY? THE GOVERNMENT SAYS YOU DO NOT EXIST. LAWS CANNOT PROTECT YOU, YOU COULD BE A VICTIM OF THE MOST INHUMAN OF ACTIONS. There would be no law, no justice for them. Because “officially” they do not exist.
This is terrible. Why would the state’s governor, why would Rafael Moreno Valle remove the offices!? Of course the community had to protest! But the answer from their own government…
The police left 70 wounded, three seriously injured men and a dead kid, José Luis Alberto Tehuatlie, who was simply returning from school with his mother when the police attacks took place.
I do not know what else to add. If you read Spanish here is a link to a news article for more information.
Thank you for reading.