Annual re-enactment of San Salvador murders will be held here at noon Tuesday
A re-enactment of murders that took place at the University of Central America 16 years ago will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, on the University of St. Thomas quadrangle in St. Paul.
The re-enactment has been performed annually for a number of years and is sponsored by Students for Justice and Peace.
Students will re-enact the night of Nov. 16, 1989, when a Salvadoran Army patrol entered the University of Central America in San Salvador and massacred six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her daughter.
Nineteen of the military officers cited for the murders had received training at the Georgia-based U.S. Army School of the Americas, which in 2001 was renamed the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation.
During the re-enactment, students will distribute information about the School of the Americas and will read the names 780 civilians killed in El Salvador.