Campesinos queman Chile en las puertas del Palacio de Gobierno para que les abran y atiendan peticiones
Posted by Conurbados Morelos on Monday, June 27, 2016
Mexican tear gas.
Earlier this week, a group of farmers and activists from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico gathered to protest in front of the city’s Palacio de Gobierno. The farmers had several issues they wanted to discuss, including grievances about irrigation, fertilizer, housing — you know, farmer stuff. Apparently, no one from the government wanted to hear it, so some of the farmers figured out a way to force someone to come out. They set down a bunch of chiles and began burning them, hoping that the stinging smoke would be too much to bear. If you’ve even been home when your mom is roasting chiles, you know it’s basically Mexican tear gas.
It appears no one came down to talk to the farmers, but according to Zona Centro Noticias, one person in the building needed medical attention. Carolina Gonzalez, an EMT who treated someone at the scene told Zona Centro Noticias, “The person who we treated was very close to the window where things were being burned, so there were some complications but we’ve stabilized her.”