Fw: Vieques Protesters evade FBI, continue Occupation

Jay Moore research at SPAMneravt.com
Fri May 5 07:26:14 MDT 2000


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"AUN HAY VARIAS PERSONAS EN LA ZONA DE TIRO EN VIEQUES"
("THERE ARE STILL SEVERAL PEOPLE IN THE LIVE IMPACT AREA IN VIEQUES")

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA/MENSAJE URGENTE

CAMPAMENTO MONTE DAVID
VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO
Contacto: Carlos Zenon (Tel. 787-741-8315)

5 de mayo del 2000-
Carlos Zenon, Presidente de la Asociacion de Pescadores de Vieques y
dirigente del Campamento Monte David en la zona de tiro en Vieques, anuncio
que aun quedan hombres y mujeres en la zona de tiro que continuan actuando
como escudos humanos contra cualquier intento de reanudar bombardeos en
Vieques.

Zenon explico que "La estrategia del Campamento Monte David siempre ha sido
que no ibamos a resistir los arrestos con violencia, pero tampoco le ibamos
a
hacer la cosa facil a la Marina y a los alguaciles federales.  Cumplimos con
nuestra palabra.  Cuando comenzo el operativo contra los manifestantes,
integrantes del Campamento Monte David y el Campamento Mapepe (otro de los
campamentos de desobediencia civil) se internaron en la zona de tiro y se
encuentran en dos campamentos secretos cuya localizacion y existencia nunca
divulgamos."

Anadio Zenon que en ambos campamentos secretos hay agua y provisiones y que
"la presencia de estas valientes personas en la zona de tiro sirve para
incentivar al pueblo y darle continuidad a nuestra lucha y a la paralizacion
de los bombardeos."  El pescador viequense anadio: "De hecho, mientras quede
si quiera una persona escondida en la zona de tiro, los mismos alguaciles
durante su busqueda estarian actuando tambien como escudos humanos contra
los
bombardeos".

Zenon pudo identificar a por lo menos siete (7) personas que aun permanecen
en el area de tiro.  Del Campamento David se encuentran (1) su hijo Pedro
Zenon, (2) su hijo Cacimar Zenon, y (3) Magaly Santos, y del Campamento
Mapepe (4) Miguel Gonzalez, (5) Miguel Velazquez, (6) Carlos Garcia, y (7)
otro joven viequense.  Explico Zenon que se cree que hay mas personas
escondidas en la zona de tiro, y dijo que "aunque de la Marina de Guerra de
los Estados Unidos se puede esperar cualquier cosa, la realidad es que
mientras estos manifestantes esten en la zona de tiro, la Marina no puede
reanudar el bombardeo."

Por ultimo, Zenon expreso: "Yo como padre, y mi esposa como madre, estamos
preocupados por lo que le pueda pasar a nuestros hijos en circunstancias
donde estan solos y en condiciones infrahumanas y peligrosas.  Pero hay
tantas familias viequenses que han sufrido por las atrocidades que ha hecho
la Marina aqui en Vieques por tanto tiempo, que estamos dispuestos a pagar
ese precio por contribuir a que el sufrimiento de este pueblo termine ya."

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(English version)

"THERE ARE STILL SEVERAL PEOPLE IN THE LIVE IMPACT AREA IN VIEQUES"

PRESS RELEASE/URGENT MESSAGE

CAMP MOUNT DAVID
VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO
Contact: Carlos Zenon (Phone# 787-741-8315)

May 5, 2000-
Carlos Zenon, President of the Vieques Fishermen's Association and leader of
Camp Mount David in the live impact area in Vieques, announced that there
are
still men and women in the live impact area acting as human shields against
any attempt to renew bombing in Vieques.

Zenon explained that "The strategy in Camp Mount David has always been that
we were not going to resist arrests with violence, but we were not going to
make it easy for the U.S. Navy and the federal marshalls.  We kept our
promise.  When the raid against the demonstrators began, members of Camp
Mount David and Camp Mapepe (another of the civil disobedience camps) went
deep inside the live impact area and are in two secret camps whose location
and existence was never revealed."

Zenon added that there is water and provisions in both secret camps and that
"the presence of these courageuos men and women in the live impact area
serves as an incentive to the people and to provide continuity to our
struggle and to stopping the bombings."  The Viequense fisherman added: "In
fact, as long as there remains even one person hiding in the live impact
area, the federal marshals themselves during their search would also be
acting as human shields against the bombings."

Zenon was able to identify at least seven (7) people who are still in the
live impact area.  From Camp David there are: (1) his son Pedro Zenon, (2)
his son Cacimar Zenon, and (3) Magaly Santos, and from Camp Mapepe (4)
Miguel
Gonzalez, (5) Miguel Velazquez, (6) Carlos Garcia, and (7) another Viequense
youth.  Zenon explained that there might be more people hiding in the live
impact area, and said that "although one can expect almost anything from the
U.S. Navy, the fact is that as long as these demonstratos remain in the live
impact area, the Navy cannot resume bombing."

Finally, Zenon stated: "As a father, and my wife as a mother, we are
concerned about what may happen to our sons in circumstances in which they
are alone and in subhuman and dangerous conditions.  Yet there are so many
Viequense families who have suffered the atrocities committed by the U.S.
Navy here in Vieques for so long, that we are willing to pay that price in
order to contribute to putting an end to the suffering of our people."
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