Indymedia activist shot dead

Documentary filmmaker, photographer and reporter for various Indymedia projects Brad Will has been shot by paramilitaries in Oaxaca, Mexico, yesterday. Apparantly he died with his videocamera in his hand. Fellow friends and activists said they have been able to identify the murderer by the footage.

BBC, Reuters, Yahoo News and AP lied in their article that there would have been a shoot-out and unclear who shot first. However, LaJornada and witnesses say that protesters only had stones, slingshots and some DIY defences. It makes me really angry to read that on the mainstream media, as if to avoid the public getting too interested in what’s really going on in Mexico at the moment. I could rage all night long. It’s also insulting to the Indymedia activist’s memory.

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