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World Mormons flee Mexico after 'massacre' by drug cartels

01:15  11 november  2019
01:15  11 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

After the U.S. outlawed polygamy, thousands of Mormons fled to Mexico. Nine just died there.

  After the U.S. outlawed polygamy, thousands of Mormons fled to Mexico. Nine just died there. The exodus began in 1885, led by Mormons who refused to give up the practice of plural marriage.It was 1885. That year, Mark Twain published the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” A French ship delivered the Statue of Liberty to New York City. A skyscraper went up in Chicago. And the U.S. government had just outlawed polygamy, plural marriage that critics equated with slavery.

US Mormons who re-settled in Mexico are fleeing the country after a " massacre " by drug cartels that left nine women and children dead. Around 100 members of the religious community packed up their belongings and are travelling north in an 18-vehicle caravan, with more expected to follow.

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a group of people sitting on the seat of a car: Nine women and children were killed in the attack © Reuters Nine women and children were killed in the attack US Mormons who re-settled in Mexico are fleeing the country after a "massacre" by drug cartels that left nine women and children dead.

Around 100 members of the religious community packed up their belongings and are travelling north in an 18-vehicle caravan, with more expected to follow.

They are leaving the site their ancestors settled in nearly 70 years ago after an ambush on the LeBaron Mormon family.

Three cars were shot at and one was set on fire, survivors said, as they travelled along a dirt road in northern Mexico earlier this week.

Family member Julian LeBaron described the attack as a "massacre", saying some of those targeted were burnt alive.

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Partly because of that, the massacre dominated headlines around the world and prompted the US president to call on Twitter for “WAR” against Mexico ’s But so far, his promise of “hugs not bullets” has proved ineffectual: the massacre of the Mormons came just days after gunmen from different

A caravan of Mormon fundamentalists fled for the U.S. over the weekend following a deadly massacre that left nine members of Their decision to leave came after gunmen murdered nine people, which included three women and six children, while they were traveling near the U.S.- Mexico border on Nov.

A 13-year-old boy escaped, walking 14 miles in six hours, to break the news to others in the hamlet of La Mora where he lived.

Devin Langford, 13, escaped to break the news to the community © Other Devin Langford, 13, escaped to break the news to the community Seven other children survived, despite most of them being shot - including in the face, back and foot.

The victims were identified by a relative as Christina Marie Langford Johnson, 29; Dawna Langford, 43; Trevor Langford, 11, and two-and-a-half year old Rogan Langford.

Others killed were Rhonita Miller, 30; Howard Miller, 12; Krystal Miller, 10; and eight-month-old twins Titus and Tiana Miller. The five were all shot and burned in their vehicle.

The spread-out Mormon community moved to Mexico in the 1950s, after the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints denounced polygamy, forcing some followers in the US with multiple wives to move elsewhere.

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Trump added that it was time to 'wipe them (the drug cartels ) off the face of the earth'Credit: Twitter. His remarks came after a family were ambushed by merciless gunmen in the border state of Sonora, on Monday evening. Seventeen members of the LeBaron and Langford families were travelling in three

The Mormon victims of the Mexico massacre were part of Another mother and her four kids were burned alive in their Chevy Tahoe, authorities “They were ambushed by the Mexican cartels ; shot, burned and murdered in cold blood. These were innocent civilians, American citizens simply trying to

It has 16 million members worldwide.

a man standing next to a christmas tree: Injured children were shot by the attackers © Imagebridge Injured children were shot by the attackers Bryce Langford, whose mother was one of the women killed, said the community had become increasingly aware of cartel hitmen in the area recently, leading some to consider moving.

But after Monday's attack, they decided they had to leave for their own safety, he told the Arizona Daily Star.

"The assets that they've acquired down there are tremendous," Mr Langford.

"And to have to up and leave from one day to the next and leave all that behind, there's definitely a lot of sad people here."

Leah Langford-Staddon, who has already arrived in Tucson, Arizona, to stand watch at a hospital where five of the injured children are being treated, said her mother and sister were headed there with as many belongings as they could pack into their vehicles.

a group of people standing next to a car: Some relatives and survivors are heading north to the US © Imagebridge Some relatives and survivors are heading north to the US

"They spent the whole day yesterday packing. It was frantic," she recalled. "When it comes down to it, it's just things that can be replaced."

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Those leaving plan to scatter among their different relatives for now, but they would love to eventually settle together in a new place, Ms Langford-Staddon added.

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His mother, Dawna Langford, and his brothers, Trevor, 11, and Rogan, 2, were among the nine women and children killed in the gruesome Nov. 4 attack. "They just started hitting [the] car first, like with a bunch, a bunch of bullets. Just start shooting rapidly at us," he said. "The car didn't work. So she was just trying right there, starting the car as much as she could, but I'm pretty sure they shot something so the car wouldn't even start." "Afterward, they got us out of the car, and they just got us on the floor and then they drove off," he added.

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