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Mayor in Mexico tied to a truck and dragged through streets for ‘failing to meet campaign guarantees’

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Eleven individuals jailed after protesters armed with clubs and rocks detain elected official

Angry farmers in Mexico abducted the mayor of their town and dragged him through the streets after declaring he went back on crucial campaign guarantees.

Police intervened to complimentary Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández, who suffered no major injuries after the ordeal.

A group of protesters armed with clubs and rocks detained the mayor of Las Margaritas and connected him to the back of a pickup truck and dragged him through the streets, according to regional news website El Heraldo de Mexico.

Footage of the attack reveals the male being dragged along a roadway, with a mob following him.

It was the second attack by farmers demanding that he fulfil his campaign guarantee to fix a local roadway and bring drinking water and electricity to the community of approximately 500.

In an earlier occurrence four months back, a group of males ransacked his office after showing up there and discovering it empty.

8 hours after the event, the mayor appeared on the main square in Las Margaritas and provided a speech, holding leaders in the Santa Rita neighborhood responsible and saying he would not be frightened.

Mayors and regional politicians in Mexico are consistently targeted by drug gangs when they refuse to work together or accept bribes.

The Prosecutor General’s Workplace stated 10 people were injured in the incident and 11 were arrested.

Mr Hernandez stated he views the attempt as kidnapping and attempted murder and will push charges.

Drew Simms
Drew has been a retail jockey, founded a professional photography business and a news blog covering the Apple ecosystem. He has served as News Editor and Managing Editor at The Next Web and is now Editor-In-Chief at Drew Reports News. He has made a name for himself in the tech media world as a writer and editor, relentlessly covering Apple and Twitter, in addition to a broad range of startups in the fields of robotics, computer vision, AI, fashion, VR, AR and more. Owns shares in ETFs. Contact Drew at [email protected]

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