The dogs jumped and barked and tried to bite us in the back, in the legs, while the guards made as if they were releasing them and pulling them back. And it wasn't one dog, but rather a pack of dogs. The only thing that you heard in that dark room was the barking of dogs and more barking of dogs. It was terrible, terrible.
I recall that a kid was at my side, a young kid, maybe sixteen or seventeen years old. He started to cry and I told him, "Don't cry, be brave." He was telling me, "I'm not crying from fear, but rather from anger." From anger, he said.
- Dionisio Martinez, on being detained in Oaxaca