The residents of one Mexican city have grown so dissatisfied with their mayor over unfulfilled election promises that they turned vigilante to make their feelings known, kidnapping the man and dragging him behind a truck.
Jorge Luis Escandon Hernandez, mayor of the southern city of Las Margaritas, was abducted from his office on Tuesday before being unceremoniously tied to a truck and dragged around the city by angry locals.
The incident was apparently fueled by their unhappiness over the politician’s failure to follow through on election campaign promises to repair local roads. Incredibly, he escaped the incident without serious injury.
#ÚLTIMAHORA#Chiapas— Ámbar Noticias (@AmbarNoticias) October 8, 2019
Habitantes de la comunidad Santa Rita Invernadero amarran y arrastran con una camioneta al alcalde de Las Margaritas, Jorge Luis Escandón, a quien exigen proyectos productivos y rehabilitación de un camino. pic.twitter.com/G77v99uM7v
Footage of the moment of his initial capture show skirmishes as a group of men attempt to force him over to the vehicle, with onlookers jeering. Some men appear to be trying to prevent them from seizing the mayor.
Momentos en que pobladores del ejido de Santa Rita en las Margaritas Chiapas, el alcalde Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández, es sacado de las oficinas para ser arrastrado por las calles, por no cumplir con las obras prometidas. pic.twitter.com/6rqrc0IBxg— Jυαɴ Mαɴυel 🥑 (@dipjm) October 8, 2019
Eleven people have been arrested so far by police investigating the incident, El Heraldo reports, and 10 people were injured in the fracas.
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