Thursday morning, Mexican police moved into Atenco, arrested Ignacio del Valle and many of his followers in the Frente de Pueblos Unidos en Defensa de la Tierra, and began seeking his daughter, América del Valle. They also freed or accepted the release of 12 hostages taken by the protestors.
UPDATE Friday PM: Marcos is still in the middle of things, returning to Atenco to address supporters. He showed rifle shells that he said were from government weapons, and challenged the TV media to report on them.
Mexican papers are publishing comments by other residents of the town who are not in agreement with FPDT.
And there is further backlash against groups sympathetic to Marcos and the FPDT, who may have been involved in the Atenco conflict.
From street fighting to a war of words.
Meanwhile, here is a clip from today's demonstration at the Mexican Consulate in New York City.
Hortensia and Elvira Colorado call for peace - iPod video 24.6 mb 4:10 (Spanish and English)Posted by Dave at May 05, 2006 10:30 AM