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SHOCKING VIDEO: Mexico mayor tied to a truck and dragged along a road he failed to fix

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Residents of a Mexican city, reportedly tired of waiting for the mayor to fix a local road, dragged him behind a truck through the streets Tuesday morning.

Eleven people have been arrested in Las Margaritas, a municipality in the state of Chiapas, for their role in the attack on Mayor Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández, according to El Universal.

This is the second time that farmers have attacked the mayor, who said he will press charges for abduction and attempted murder, according to the BBC. His office was trashed four months ago.

Digital newspaper Tabasco Al Minuto tweeted a shaky video that shows a couple of men waiting at the back of a dark Toyota pickup as a gang of men pulled the mayor toward the vehicle.

Some city employees tried to stop the mayor’s capture, but their attempts were unsuccessful against the mob of angry farmers armed with sticks and tubes, according to Mexico newspaper Excélsior.




Media outlet Tinta Fresca Chiapas tweeted a video that showed a dark pickup moving past a nearby security camera as the mayor was dragged behind the vehicle with his hands tied.

Several police officers had to stop the vehicle to pry the mayor from the farmers who had dragged him through the streets of Santa Rita, a part of Las Margaritas, the BBC reported. Some people were hurt during a tussle between police and Escandón’s captors.

The mayor was reportedly unharmed, although he was being examined by medical professionals, according to the state’s attorney general’s office, which says the National Guard and the secretary of security and citizen protection were called to patrol the streets.

Attacks on political figures are not an anomaly in Mexico. Local politicians are frequently targeted by criminal organizations when they don’t comply with gang demands, but it’s less common for local officials to be assaulted because of empty campaign promises, according to the BBC.


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