On April 28, 2011, the EZLN declared with a communiqué that it would participate on May 7 in the Silent March for Peace, called for by the poet Javier Sicilia. On May 7 in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, tens of thousands of Zapatista bases of support, together with communities, organizations and individuals adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, marched to the Plaza of Resistance in front of the San Cristóbal Cathedral. Comanders of the EZLN read a speech sent by Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos for the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee – General Command of the EZLN.

(Listen to and read the full speech here.)