This video is called Violent Evictions at El Estor, Guatemala.
On January 8th and 9th 2007, hundreds of police and soldiers in Guatemala forcibly evicted the inhabitants of several communities who were living on lands that a Guatemalan military government had granted to Canadian mining company INCO in 1965. Local indigenous people claim the land to be theirs, and resent the exploitation of a foreign corporation.
Al Jazeera reports:
Protesters in Guatemala have disrupted an Army Day parade, which they said was an insult to the memory of the [civil] war’s 200,000 mostly civilian victims.
Police on Saturday used tear gas to disperse protesters, members of the Children’s Collective, whose relatives died or disappeared in the 1960-1996 civil war.
Protesters tossed red paint on some of the marchers and later scuffled with soldiers and their relatives. …
Wendy Mendez, a member of the Children’s Collective, said military police sprayed the demonstrators with tear gas and pepper spray.
“We believe that an institution that committed genocide should not be honored at the national level,” she said.
A 1998 report by the Roman Catholic Church’s human rights office blamed Guatemala’s military for the overwhelming majority of atrocities committed during the civil war.
Violence during election campaigns in Guatemala: here.
Diego Rivera’s mural Glorious victory on the 1954 coup in Guatemala: here.
Last February 18,000 Guatemalans, mostly survivors or relatives of victims of the state-sponsored terror of the 1970s and 1980s, gathered in Guatemala City to commemorate the Day of Dignity for the Victims of the Internal Armed Conflict: here.
Guatemalan Interior Ministry allegedly authorized killing prisoners: here.