ZOMO


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ZOMOZmotoryzowane Odwody Milicji Obywatelskiej (Polish: Motorized Odwody Citizens Militia)
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Asi, las organizaciones insisten en que la violencia de genero dentro de las comunidades seria expresion de una violencia mayor de caracter neocolonial que es necesario visibilizar en su amplio espectro (Asociacion de Mujeres Mapuche Rayen Voygue y Asociacion Nacional de Mujeres Rurales e Indigenas 2016; Corporacion de Mujeres Mapuche Aukinko Zomo 2015; Richards y Painemal 2006; Vera 2014).
Their activist strategy was simply to turn the everyday street life into a protest event, in which everyone, including the militiamen was to participate: "You called upon people to go and honor Vladimir Ilyich, and the ZOMO officers stood and yelled--I will show you the fuckin' Lenin" (Zmarz-Koczanowicz 2002).
(4.) [Motorized Detachments of the Citizens' Militia (ZOMO), a division of the police which acted as a paramilitary riot squad.
There is little difference in the behavior of the British police during the 1984 miners' strike and the dreaded Polish ZOMO riot police; likewise, the same simple expedient of "the sack' has been used to get rid of both Solidarity activists and President Reagan's 15,000 striking Air Traffic Controllers.
On 8 March 1968, against a background of growing crisis in Czechoslovakia and continued student protest at the banning of Dziady, ZOMO riot police using tear gas stormed Warsaw University.
"A village or a town does not belong to the mayor only," remarks Vladimir Spanik, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ZOMOS. Every citizen has the right to participate in meetings of municipal and town councils and express their opinion.
Melas zomos, or black soup, was reportedly consumed by members of the Spartan armies for sustenance.
"The government set up goon squads called ZOMOs, thugs with licences basically, to go out and bash anyone who dissented.
"The government set up goon squads called ZOMOs to go out and bash any dissenters.
Among those who died for this were those at the Wujek Coal Mine in Katowice when the Zomos ( Polish Security Police ( fired on striking miners.