Plain clothes gunmen detained, beat, and tortured three members of the Oaxaca People's Popular Assembly (APPO)--also members of the Popular Revolutionary Front (FPR)-- Florentino Martinez, Pedro Garcia, and Otalo Padilla. After about an hour of beatings and death threats, the gunmen, who identified themselves as being part of the "death squad," referring to the state police convoys that wounded and killed protesters in August, released the three men, throwing them out of the truck. They robbed a laptop computer and a USB memory stick with APPO and FPR documents, as well as other possessions. Within an hour the men held a press conference at the university describing and denouncing the events.