Residents and surfers have raised their voices to denounce what they call an invasion of a federal zone section of Zicatela Beach.
One of the demonstrators told Estado Actual that their disagreement stems from the fact that an individual claiming to be the owner of a piece of land intends to “invade the ecological zone, including the federal zone,” for which they called on the corresponding authorities to take action.
The protesters added that the alleged owner has already razed vegetation to the ground.
A group of citizens belonging to Comunidad Ecológica argued that harming the vegetation in the area will alter the already depleted fauna.
The demonstrators requested that the title of ownership issued by Communal Assets authorities from Santa María Colotepec be reviewed and invalidated, as “it is not possible that they issued such certificates in an area that includes the federal zone.”
The area is part of an ongoing territorial conflict between the municipalities of Santa María Colotepec and San Pedro Mixtepec, making the defense of the beach and its conservation an even more complex subject, said a media report.
With reports from Estado Actual