A group of people from the municipality of Zacualtipán, Hidalgo, attacked the house of mayor Edgar Moreno Gayoso, for which the mayor had to flee through the roof of his home.
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The riots in this municipality located in the Sierra de Hidalgo began on the morning of Tuesday, August 1, after it was announced that Mr. Estanislao Hernández, 60, allegedly died as a result of the beatings he received from the city police. This after he was arrested for an administrative offense on July 26.
According to local newspapers, the elderly man died on July 31 in the emergency area of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), for which the residents accuse it was due to the blows he received.
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For this reason and during his burial, held on August 1, the truck where the adult’s coffin was traveling was placed in front of the government palace as a sign of protest.
Description: People protested for the elderly man who died from beatings he received from municipal police Credit: @victorcabreramx
The newspaper El Universal pointed out that Mr. Estanislao’s neighbors and relatives carried banners asking for clarification of the death of the elderly man.
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The riots began in that place where the residents denounced and accused abuse of authority by the police. Videos shared on social networks show a patrol car on fire and another unit as part of the protest.
However, the spirits were increasing until the residents vandalized the offices of the municipal president. In addition, this mob went to the mayor’s offices where several people entered the building while looting it and destroying the furniture, as well as a Jeep truck, presumably belonging to the mayor, that was set on fire on the spot.
Recordings and images shared on social networks also show how the mayor had to flee through the back of the house for fear that he would be attacked.
Meanwhile, elements of the state police and the National Guard arrived at the scene to control the situation.
The arrest of this person occurred in the vicinity of the 10 de Mayo neighborhood of the municipality, where the recordings shared by Internet users show the excessive use of force with which municipal agents get the elderly into the van.
The attacks occurred in the municipality of Zacualtipán; residents have demonstrated to demand justice Credit: TW/ @JaquiServin
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