Women seize Mexican TV station
August 03, 2006
The Raw Story spots an intriguing wire story about 500 women in Oaxaca, Mexico who have taken control of a local TV station:
About 500 women banging spoons against pots and pans seized a state-run television station and broadcast a homemade video Wednesday that showed police kicking protesters out of Oaxaca's main square last month.Emil Steiner of the Washington Posts Off/Beat blog reports that another 1000 supporters have gathered outside the station.
The women took control of Oaxaca's Channel 9 station Tuesday and held employees for about six hours before releasing them. It was unclear how long the siege would last and police were nowhere to be seen near the station Wednesday.
The standoff is the latest by demonstrators who accuse Gov. Ulises Ruiz of rigging his 2004 election victory and violently repressing opposition groups. [AP]