Mexico: Violent eviction at La Platosa mine

Mexico: Violent eviction at La Platosa mine

On the morning of 24 October, around 180 hired thugs violently evicted workers and peasant landowners from a protest camp at a mine in Mexico.

The mine was owned by a Canadian company, Excellon Resources.

The protest camp had been running peacefully since July at the entrance to the mining complex in order to put pressure on the company to recognise freedom of association and the workers’ right to join a union.

A joint campaign sponsored by IndustriALL global union, Amnesty International and PRODESC, a Mexican NGO, was today launched on LabourStart:

It will take you only a couple of minutes to show your support for these workers.  Please sign up, and spread the word.