[fla-left] Fwd: Vieques June 10 2000, THE PROTEST CONTINUES! (fwd)

Michael Hoover hoov at SPAMfreenet.tlh.fl.us
Mon Jun 12 15:46:33 MDT 2000


forwarded by Michael Hoover

> From: Carmelo Ruiz <carmelo_ruiz at yahoo.com>
>
> 10 June, 2000
> More protesters enter Navy's restricted zone in
> Vieques
>
> At 9:45 PM on Friday, 9 June, 14 protesters against
> the military presence on Vieques, entered the
> restricted zone of Camp García. The group, composed of
> Puerto Rican professionals, arrived at one of the
> target areas use for light artillery practice where
> they wrote messages on the structures and placed
> several Puerto Rican flags. At 6:00 AM on Saturday,
> the group commuicated with the Peace and Justice Camp
> in Vieques to inform they had completed that part of
> the mission and had begun to walk toward the gate to
> Camp García, using one of the Navys security patrol
> roads. At 6:45 AM the group called again to inform
> that arrests had begun.
>
> This civil disobedience group includes an
> environmental engineers, a Viequense civil engineer,
> an ex Dean of the Unniversity of Puerto Rico, an ex
> Director of the Adminstration of the Courts of Puerto
> Rico, planners, members of the Hostosiano National
> Congress and university student leaders.
>
> The Committee for the Rescue and Development of
> Vieques applauds this group of Puerto Rican brothers
> and sisters for this action in which they risk their
> liberty in favor of Peace for Vieques. This entrance
> into the restricted zone represents the continuation
> of a strategy designed to cause a continuos problem
> for the Navy, making it impossible to carry out normal
> activity in the bombing area.
>
> For more information please contact
>
> Héctor Pesquera (NY) 1-212-318-5905
> Charlo Meléndez 462-6573 or 755-6573
> Robert Rabin 741-0716
> US NAVY OUT OF VIEQUES
> PEACE FOR VIEQUES
>
> COMMITTEE FOR
> THE RESCUE AND DEVELOPMENT OF VIEQUES
> PO Box 1424 Vieques, Puerto Rico 00765
> Tel-Fax (787) 741-0716 E mail: bieke at coqui.net





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