RE ATTACK AGAINST US. CITIZEN JUNE DIANE WEINSTOCK IN SAN CRISTO

Created: 4/1/1994

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CITIZEN TOURIST JUNE DIANE WEINSTOCK IN SAN

ALTA VERAPAZ DEPARTMENT. THIS INCIDENT HAS REPORTED

ATTACK. CITIZEN JUNE DIANE WEINSTOCK IN SAN CRISTOBAL, ALTA VEBAPAZ DBPARTKSNT REVEALED THAT THE CHAIN OP EVENTS STARTED WHEN WEINSTOCK CARESSED THE HEAD OF GUATEMALAN CHILD WHILEIDDAY EASTER PROCESSION IN THE TOWN. THE CHILD'S MOTHER BEGAN TO SCREAM THAT WEINSTOCK WAS ATTEMPTING TO STEAL HER CHILD WHEN SHE SAW WEINSTOCK TOUCHING THE CHILD. GUATEMALANS QUICKLY GATHERED AROUND WEINSTOCK AND BEGAN TO STRIKE OUT AT HER. CITIZEN MICHAEL ANTHONY LEWIS WHICH CAUSED BOTH TO PLBB AND TO SEEK HELP FROM UNIFORMED MEMBERS OP THE NATIONAL POLICE. THE POLICE ACCOMPANIED WEINSTOCK AND LEWIS TO THE LOCAL MAGISTRATE'S OFPICB.

IN THE HOURS THAT FOLLOWED,ROWD GATHKRKD OUTSIDE

THE MAGISTRATE'S OPFICB. AT0 HOURS, VARIOUS STRIKING EMPLOYEES OF THE MINISTRY OP COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS, HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT (CAMINOS) FROM SANTA CRUZ IN ALTA VERAJPAZ, ARRIVED AT THE MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE. THE STRIKING WORKERS WERE ARMED WITH MACHETES AND CLUBS, AND BEGAN TO INCITE THE CROWDS THAT WERE GATHERED. AT0 HOURS, PERSONS WHO HAVE NOT YET BEEN IDENTIFIED ENTERED THE MAGISTRATE'S OFPICE AND SEVERELY BEAT WEINSTOCK. AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME, THREE INDIVIDUALS SET PIRB TO THEG AND URGED THB HOB OUTSIDE TO BURN THE ARCHIVES MAINTAINED WITHIN THE MAGISTRATE'S OFPICE.

ONCE MILITARY REINFORCEMENTS ARRIVED FROM THE MILITARY HEADQUARTERS COMPOUND IN COBAN, THEY ASSISTED THE NATIONAL POLICE TO ARRESTUATEMALANS IDENTIFIED AS HOB LEADERS AND

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