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Mexico Mayor Tied to a Pickup Truck and Dragged Through the Streets for Not Fulfilling Campaign Promise

A Mexican mayor was tied to a truck and dragged by the streets for not fulfilling marketing campaign guarantees, it has been reported.

In CCTV footage circulated on social media, Las Margaritas Mayor Jorge Luis Escandon Hernandez is seemingly seen being pulled by Santa Rita after he was kidnapped from his workplace, BBC News reported.

The 17-second video dated October 8, 2019, which seems to have originated from native information outlet Portavoz Chiapas yesterday, reveals a person in blue trousers and a white shirt being dragged alongside a street as bystanders look on. The id of the person within the video just isn’t instantly clear from the footage.

Habitantes de la comunidad Santa Rita Invernadero amarran y arrastran con una camioneta al alcalde de Las Margaritas, Chiapas, Jorge Luis Escandón, a quien exigen proyectos productivos y rehabilitación de un camino. pic.twitter.com/Kzw9ZmfwFU

— PortavozChiapas (@PortavozChiapas) October 8, 2019

But the BBC has reported that Mayor Escandon stated he would deliver prices of abduction and tried homicide in opposition to folks concerned within the alleged incident, including that 11 folks had been arrested.

The males allegedly concerned within the incident have been farmers upset with Escandon’s failure to restore a street, in keeping with El Heraldo De Mexico.

A video of the kidnapping incident on the mayor’s workplace in Las Margaritas posted by Tabasco Al Minuto reveals a big brawl breaking out round what appears to be the identical truck caught within the CCTV footage shared by Portavoz Chiapas.

#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

The native politician didn’t undergo “major injuries” in the course of the chaos after various regional police saved Escandon by bringing the truck to a cease, the BBC reported.

A press launch from the Chiapas State Attorney General’s Office confirmed 11 males had been arrested over the Tuesday occasions in Las Margaritas.

The media discover additionally stated that the Mayor was secure and sound, including that native authorities have been in search of to make clear occasions. It added that the State Prosecutor’s Office condemned the acts of violence.

The alleged assault on Mayor Escandon this week just isn’t the primary of its variety this 12 months, in keeping with the BBC, which reported {that a} group of males had broken his workplace 4 months in the past whereas he was away from work.

In its media launch, the State Attorney General’s Office claimed property was additionally broken Tuesday within the alleged assault on the politician.

Earlier this 12 months, Tlaxiaco Mayor Alejandro Aparicio was killed simply hours after being sworn into workplace in a capturing that noticed three folks taken to hospital, CNN reported. Aparicio was pronounced useless on the hospital on account of inside bleeding from a gunshot wound.

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