A Chiapas Mayor Was Dragged From His Office And Dragged Behind A Truck By Angry Residents
Police had to intervene and save the life of the mayor of Las Margaritas in Chiapas, Mexico. The mayor, like many politicians throughout Mexico, was the victim of angry residents who want him to follow through on campaign promises but he hasn’t.
Disturbing video out of Mexico shows a mayor of a village in Chiapas being dragged behind a pickup truck.
According to BBC, the farmers in the village are demanding that Mayor Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández follow through on one campaign promise. The mayor promised the farmers to fix a local road but they are getting angry that he has not followed through with the promise so far.
The entire abduction was captured on video and is gaining international attention.
“This si getting out of control,” tweeted @MujerFulminante.
There has been growing violence in Mexico against politicians. Mainly, Mexican mayors and candidates have been killed by drug cartel members and leaders who don’t want the politicians to fight their corruption.
Bystanders recorded the mob of people dragging the mayor out of his office with his wrists tied together.
BBC reports that dozens of police officers were needed to end the attack on the mayor of Las Margaritas. It was the second attack on Mayor Escandón Hernández over the local road he promised to fix during his campaign.
CCTV footage from later in the day showed the actual dragging of the mayor behind the truck.
Miraculously, the mayor was rescued by the police and only suffered minor injuries as a result. He is planning to file charges against the people responsible for the attack. The mayor is filing charges of abduction and attempted murder against the mob who attacked him.
Eleven people were arrested in connection with the attack.
“Is this savagery necessary,” asked @NYadMEX on Twitter.
There was an earlier attack on the mayor but he was not present when the group of angry residents arrived. The first time the group tried to attack the mayor, he was not in the office when they entered so they destroyed his office.