Paramilitaries Enter Oaxaca: NYC Indymedia Journalist Killed

IMC-US, 28.10.2006

On Friday, October 27, truckloads of pro-government paramilitaries opened fire on a barricade in the outskirts of the Mexican State of Oaxaca, which has been under local control for the past five months. The gunmen killed five people, including US journalist and camerman William Bradley Roland, aka Brad Will. According to La Jornada, Will died before reaching the hospital. Among the dead was also a schoolteacher named Emililio Alofonzo Fabian. Seventeen are reported wounded, including a photographer from the newspaper Milenio Diario, who was at Will's side.

Will, age 36, had worked with Indymedia Centers in New York, Bolivia and Brazil, and is believed to be the first Indymedia journalist to be killed while reporting. Last Communique from Brad Will

As reports of protesters surrounded by armed government forces and police continue to pour in, activists in cities around the world are planning protests at Mexican embassies in outcry against the violent aggression against the people of Oaxaca. Call for Solidarity | Photos from Oaxaca Today

Ongoing Coverage: NYC-IMC | (multi language) | Oaxaca IMC (es) | Centro De Medios Libres | Radio APPO Live | Radio APPO updates translated

Reports in English: NYC-IMC: Oaxacans Identify Killer | NYC-IMC Press Release | Narco News Report Reports en español: 1 | 2 | Llamado del Subcomandante Marcos a Movilizaciones Nacionales e Internacionales | Condena contra el asesinato de Brand Will de Indymedia NY

Tributes & Reflections: I Knew Brad | Memories of B | Indymedia: Brad Will, Bravery, Our Common Struggle

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