J. Kb. sent me this:
Eleven people have been arrested in southern Mexico after the mayor of their village was dragged out of his office, tied to a pick-up truck and dragged through the streets.
Police intervened to free Mayor Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández, who reportedly suffered no major injuries.
It was the second attack by farmers demanding that he fulfil his campaign promise to repair a local road.
Extra officers have been deployed to the village in Chiapas state.
Mexico mayor tied to car and dragged along by angry locals
#Enterate Circula en redes video en el que pobladores del ejido Santa Rita en el municipio de #LasMargaritas, #Chiapas, suben en una camioneta al alcalde Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández. Los motivos es porque no ha cumplido lo prometido en campaña. pic.twitter.com/Yywx2exGAC
— Tabasco Al Minuto (@Tabalminutomx) October 8, 2019
And this one:
UNA SU ARRASTRADA. Alcalde de #LasMargaritas, Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández, es sujetado a una camioneta que lo arrastra en pleno parque central, luego de haber sido secuestrado de la propia alcaldía #Chiapas #VideoViral pic.twitter.com/ptdP7g2w92
— Tinta Fresca Chiapas (@tinta_fresca) October 8, 2019
Mob justice usually not only does not achieve the results you wanted, it usually brings a new load of problems with it. Over this side of the Rio Grande, we have the right to ‘peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” and only a major act of governmental misbehavior and absolute ignorance for the petition can excuse the use of violence (Battle of Athens as example.) But going this vigilante for not repaving a road in a country you cannot defend yourself from the local pickpocket and much less from armed government forces? Dumb move.
I went ahead and checked the local news sources and found out that this was the second attack on the Mayor’s office by the same people. About six months ago, they occupied the County building demanding free roofing material for their homes which ws denied by the dragged Mayor.
I think there is more to the story than what we are told.
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