Community members of the University of the Americas Puebla (Udlap) they hold a demonstration to demand that the facilities of their campus located in San Andrés Cholula be released.
With slogans like Udlap, free! , Free yes, arms no! We are all Udlap! We demand the rule of law! Government frees Udlap from arms!, dressed in green and orange colors and with Udlap badges, and wearing a face mask, as well as antibacterial gel, the Udlap students requested the departure of elements carrying firearms and asked that the doors of their university be reopened .
For 12 days, the facilities and the institution of higher education have been closed before a procedure carried out by the new board appointed by the Board for the Care of Private Assistance Institutions of the State of Puebla, a decentralized body of the state government, on suspicion of diversion of resources and accusations between the patrons of the Mary Street Jenkins Foundation, the main benefactor of Udlap.
The members of the university community disapproved of the use of public force in their facilities and called for respect the rule of law and the doors of the private university be reopened.
In the same way, the Puebla university students requested that dialogue channels be established so that problems are resolved in the board of trustees, without affecting students, teachers and workers.
For the protesters, the political and family conflicts between employers of the Mary Street Jenkins Foundation that at this moment affect Udlap and its entire community, must be resolved through the means that apply in terms of law and not through measures that affect third parties, in particular, the entire Udlap community.
The members of the Udlap community call for dialogue is maintained and peace prevails without the use of public force in the institution of higher education, classified as one of the best in the country and which today is at risk of losing both national and international quality accreditations.
It was the morning of Tuesday, June 29 of this year when elements of the Secretary of Public Security of the State of Puebla carried out an operation at the facilities of the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (Udlap) so that the new board of trustees appointed by the Board for the Care of Private Assistance Institutions of the State of Puebla could take office.
At the time, the rector of Udlap, Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista, explained that, arbitrarily, armed people seized the facilities and the university’s bank accounts were frozen with the aim of imposing a supposed new patronage endorsed by the Board for the care of the Private Assistance Institutions of the State of Puebla, a decentralized body of the government of the state of Puebla.