Dozens of indigenous Mexicans mobilized on Tuesday to demand the appearance alive of a dozen members of the Yaqui tribe two months after their disappearance.
They demand the live appearance of a Mexican activist defender of water
The protesters demanded justice and asked the Mexican government to restore peace in the territory between the municipalities of Guaymas and Cajeme in the state of Sonora.
The march took place in the Loma de Bácum indigenous community but was also replicated in the capital of Sonora, Hermosillo, where representatives of the Yaqui ethnic group protested at the University of Sonora.
With the slogan, “Yaquis united, no more disappeared”, dozens of inhabitants of Loma de Bácum marched to the offices of the Public Ministry to demand justice.
The protesters, mostly women, wore blankets embroidered with the names of the disappeared and their photographs.
In the protest, the relatives of the disappeared narrated that the victims went out to look for food and drinks to liven up the Virgen del Carmen festivities that take place every year from July 14 to 16.
The governor of Sonora, Alfonso Durazo, promised to reinforce security in the territory of the eight Yaqui towns and assured that the search for the disappeared is a priority for his government.
“We are going to reinforce all the entities that participate in the search today and we hope to achieve good results. Because it is a complex issue, we are going to speak with the Yaqui authorities with whom I have the greatest interest in establishing communication as soon as possible,” said Durazo.
At today’s press conference they asked me if the suit was outside of my dress protocol and I told them that I feel comfortable with jeans and a shirt because, in addition, to run a government at ground level you need sturdy clothing. pic.twitter.com/pTSMo9k8Xx
– Alfonso Durazo (@AlfonsoDurazo)
September 14, 2021
The governor of Sonora recalled that on September 28, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will visit the indigenous authorities to officially sign the Justice Plan for the Yaqui People.