Monday, April 11, 2011

COPINH chases out coup regime from San Francisco Lempira: "We won't allow the privatization of public education"

COPINH: Action in Santa Rosita and San Francisco Lempira against the traitors

ACTION IN SANTA ROSITA AND THE CENTER OF THE MUNICIPALITY SAN FRANCISCO LEMPIRA AGAINST THE TRAITORS TO PUBLIC EDUCATION AND THE HONDURAN PEOPLE.

(versión original en español)

Yesterday, Saturday April 9th before 9 a.m. an advanced delegation and some journalists in 10 luxury cars with heavily armed men arrived in the center of the community San Francisco Lempira to accompany Juan Orlando Hernández, president of the congress of traitors and coup-makers and Rosa Bonilla wife of Porfirio Lobo Sosa.The supposed purpose of the visit of these people was to manipulate people with the so-called 10,000 voucher and give crumbs to people from these communities.

The group waited in the soccer field where the helicopter was supposed to land. Facing this threat people from the communities including teachers from the Resistance and members of COPINH mobilized to that field and demanded that the Mayor communicate to the delegation that they had to leave immediately and would not be allowed to promote the privatization of education and that otherwise they would be removed as an exercise in the right to autonomy.

That Mayor is Noel Molina, an enemy of public and community education who is part of those who accuse us of burning schools. Given the firm rejection they found themselves forced to leave towards the community of Santa Rosita, where they would improvise an "act," but five minutes after they got there a group from COPINH and the Resistance showed up indignant and despite the fact that they were at work they did it quickly carrying their farming tools.

Because of this it took less than 10 minutes before the entire "advance delegation" and the Mayor fled.Meanwhile in the center of the municipality of San Francisco Lempira more teachers, parents and militants from COPINH and the Resistance gathered and it turned into an important demonstration.

…Juan Orlando later told the Mayor that the helicopter didn't show up because it had "broken down."

With this the communities have carried out a concrete action of expulsion of the coup-makers and traitors who threaten the human right to public education and it is one more example of solidarity and of joining forces with the teacher's struggle.

La Esperanza, Intibucá, April 10th, 2011.

General Coordination of COPINH

Members of COPINH from San Francisco Lempira.

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