Police Put an End to Celebratory Picnic
Police confront protestors in West Ajijic.
Sofía Medeles (Ajijic, Jal.) – Last Sunday evening, the group known as Pueblos Unidos de la Ribera, held a picnic to celebrate their ongoing efforts to remove the chain-link fencing that blocks access to public land.
About 25 people gathered at around 6:30PM in the area between Tío Domingo and Puerta Nueva, in West Ajijic. Based on what Laguna observed, this was a quiet and peaceful gathering with participants following social distancing protocols.
Within an hour of starting, however, the picnic was interrupted by uniformed police officers who had been called by property owners citing fears of vandalism or theft. Those at the picnic, some of whom had their children with them, remained calm and explained to officers the situation and their recent actions in response to losing access to recreational community space.
Along with the arrival of the uniformed officers, an individual claiming to be a lawyer representing homeowners in the area, indicated that his clients had been granted a concession from (CONAGUA). The group informed him that CONGAUA’s concessions do not include fencing.
The protestors finally left, but not before making it clear that they will continue on their mission to remove fencing from public land in the Laguna de la Ribera.
Translated: Yvonne Watterson
Fotopostal: Patrulla «se lleva» un anuncio en Riberas de Pilar
El comercio dueño del anuncio, tenía su publicidad sobre la vía pública.
Redacción.- Una patrulla de la policía de Chapala derrumbó un anuncio en Riberas del Pilar, durante la mañana del sábado primero de febrero.
Al parecer, el oficial encargado de conducir la unidad no se percató del letrero colocado sobre la vía, por lo que este quedó debajo de la patrulla.
En la imagen se observa a otro oficial ayudando a su compañero. Cabe señalar que el comercio tenía su publicidad instalada sobre la vía pública.