The anti-Zapatista mob led by Marcos Santiz Shilon illegally constructs a road in a federally-protected zone. It is illegal to fell trees in protected zones such as this one, but the felled trees are clearly visible.
The anti-Zapatista mob led by Marcos Santiz Shilon illegally constructs a road in a federally-protected zone. It is illegal to fell trees in protected zones such as this one, but the felled trees are clearly visible. In this picture they are stacking the logs from the felled trees to haul them away in order to hide the evidence.
Salvador Santiz Perez (black hat) and his family just hours before being run off their land by the angry mob.
The bulldozer is illegally felling trees.
The mob gathers next to the illegally felled trees.
The private surveyor is measuring lots on federal property. Santiz Perez says his father, Marcos Santiz Shilon, has already sold that lot.
Profepa and the municipal police arrive to assess the damage.
Damage and destroyed foiliage around the Utrilla mansion's warehouse.
The new road.
The Utrilla mansion.
The fence surrounding the mansion and its warehouse has been knocked down, an act that the Profepa agent considered "a provocation."
The Profepa agent assesses the damage.
The fence surrounding the Utrilla mansion and its warehouse was knocked down during the construction of the road.
One tree's roots are the only evidence of illegal tree felling that the mob left behind.
The mob gathers behind adherents to the Other Campaign.
The mob follows the Other Campaign adherents.
Criselio Gomez Lopez, secretary of San Cristobal’s northern zone
Profepa agent Corso discusses the situation with northern zone representative Pedro Ramirez Lopez and Criselio Gomez Lopez, secretary of San Cristobal’s northern zone.
Marcos Santiz Shilon (yellow shirt) gets into a heated discussion with Profepa agent Corso while Santiz Shilon's son, Salvador Santiz Shilon (black jacket), looks on.
northern zone representative Pedro Ramirez Lopez (foreground)
Salvador Santiz Perez says that the man in the brown shirt taking photographs kidnapped him and beat him up in 2002. Charges have never been brought against the man.
The mob surrounds Domingo Lopez Angel's car as he attempts to leave the property. Lopez Angel supports the Santiz Perez family.
Domingo Lopez Angel (white shirt) is forced out of his car to talk to Marcos Santiz Shilon (yellow shirt, baseball cap).
Domingo Lopez Angel and Marcos Santiz Shilon have a heated exchange in tsotsil.