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World Mexico mayor tied to car, dragged through streets amid reported anger over unfulfilled campaign promise

10:07  10 october  2019
10:07  10 october  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Angry mob attacks Mexico mayor over unfulfilled campaign promises . Eleven people were arrested in southern Mexico on Tuesday after the mayor of their village was dragged out of his office, beaten, and then tied to a pickup truck and dragged through the streets of the town, according to

The mayor of a Mexican village was dragged through the streets via a pickup truck, leading to the arrests of 11 people. A group of people stormed Mayor Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández’s office before beating him and tying him to a pickup truck and dragging him through the streets , reported

Eleven people were arrested in southern Mexico on Tuesday after the mayor of their village was dragged out of his office, beaten, and then tied to a pickup truck and dragged through the streets of the town, according to officials.

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The State's Attorney General's Office in Tuxtla Gutiérre said in a news release that the incident happened early Tuesday in the town of Las Margaritas, when a group of people stormed Mayor Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández's office and caused damage to real estate, in addition to assaulting him.

The angry group of farmers was demanding the mayor build a road he promised to construct during his campaign, Mexican news outlet Excelsior reported.

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Locals say the mayor in southern Chiapas did not fulfil his campaign promise of repairing a road. Image caption CCTV footage captured the moment the mayor was being dragged along the streets . Eleven people have been arrested in southern Mexico after the mayor of their village was dragged

For ‘failing to fulfill campaign promises ’. The second attack by farmers demanding that he fulfill his campaign promise to repair a local road and bring

Video taken by bystanders outside the building showed the men pulling the mayor out of the building and forcing him into the back of a truck.

Another surveillance video captured the moment the mayor was dragged along from the back of the struck through the streets of Santa Rita, in Las Margaritas.

State police were eventually able to rescue the mayor, according to Excelsior newspaper.

The incident caused a brawl between the locals and the police, leaving at least 20 injured and 11 arrested, La Republica reported.

The State Attorney General's Office said in a news release that Hernández is "safe and sound" and that he was examined by doctors after the incident.

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Mayor Escandon continued to be dragged until police stopped the Toyota pickup he was tied to and freed him. Municipal authorities have now accused the mob of attempted kidnapping, and reported that at least 30 people were detained, with 20 injured.

Mexico mayor tied to truck, dragged through streets amid reported anger over unfulfilled campaign promise . The angry group of farmers was demanding the mayor build a road he promised to construct during his campaign , Mexican

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This was the second attack this year by locals demanding the mayor fulfill his campaign promise to build the road, according to the BBC. Four months ago, a group of men trashed his office when he was not found there.

The state's prosecutors' office condemned the violent attack and pledged to deploy more officers to "guarantee the rule of law and security throughout the state territory."

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