Saturday, February 19, 2011

Forty members of SME attack a single CFE worker

In the Cuauhtémoc borough in Mexico City, a worker for the CFE, the state-owned company supplying most of Mexico with electricity , was attacked by around 40 members of the SME, the Mexican electrician union. The offense of the CFE worker? Being a CFE worker.

The SME contingent first hurled objects at his truck, then beat the poor man as he sought to flee, until he found refuge at a fire station, where he firemen protected him.

Forty men on one fellow state worker. I don't know what annoys me the most: Reading all the stories about how these SME thugs constantly attack people and property, or how the "radical" left keep praising them as if they were the heroes of the working class.

And the irony of ironies: Despite having been courted in particular by Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the SME now seem ready to cast their lot with Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico State; AMLO even had to exhort them "not to get confused" by Peña Nieto's apparent offer to back the creation of a new company for them.

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