The armed left wing group Zapatista (EZLM), that criticizes racial discrimination and aims for obtaining social rights of rural indigenous people, is considered to have shown a progressive strategy of civil resistance. Their resistance was performed through the internet in trying to keep a distance from arms, and this was quite effective for the government aiming at worsening their reputation by victims of armed conflict.
However, they were not disarmed due to a manifesto of their former compatriot. That can be considered that their armament was one which rather implies a representation than a threat. Thus, their attitude to a peaceful solution to disarmament problem by carrying arms seemed to me to overlap with Lucha Libre’s dynamism which has deconstructed the concept of violence by theatrical one.
Arma blanca/White weapon, 80 x 65 cm, fabric. 2018