Commemoration of the Xococ Massacre

Laura Robinson, from Breaking the Silence (BTS), accompanied the Rabinal Legal Clinic and The New Hope Foundation School to what had been used as a clandestine cemetery in Xococ, a town outside of Rabinal. It was the 38th anniversary of the Xococ massacre during which the Guatemalan army and civil patrollers killed 71 people from Río Negro; 54 men, 8 women and 9 children.

You can read the full piece, here, along with photographs of the event.

Categories: Environment, Gender, Genocide, Human Rights, Indigenous peoples, Justice, Military, Mining, Solidarity in Action, Solidarity in Action/Guatemala, Violence

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