Maya K’iche’ Communities Block Roads, Protest Massacre

Related to Guatemala Land Dispute

By Democracy Now

HAVANA TIMES – In Guatemala, hundreds of Maya K’iche’ protesters blocked a major highway for a second consecutive day Tuesday, denouncing the recent massacre of over a dozen people in the Western Highlands of Sololá. Protesters placed the caskets of 11 of the 13 victims on the road to obstruct traffic. Among those killed were four children, the youngest 5 years old. The weekend massacre over a land dispute was reportedly carried out by a group of armed men who ambushed the victims. Protesters have since been defying a state of siege enacted in the region by the Guatemalan government and are demanding a resolution to the land dispute.