The confrontation affected users of Metro Line 8. (Screenshot)
Two police officers injured and two people arrested was the result of a brawl that broke out between elements of the Secretariat of Citizen Security of Mexico City (SSC-CDMX) and street vendors at the Chabacano station on Line 8 of the Collective Transportation System (STC) Metro.
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Through a statement, the capital police stated that elements of the SSC responded to a call from System Security personnel, who reported that there was a minor carrying out informal commerce inside a train that arrived at the Chabacano station heading to Constitution of 1917.
In accordance with the provisions of article 230 of the Mobility Law of Mexico City, as well as article 29 of the Civic Culture Law, personnel from the Banking and Industrial Police (PBI) secured the offender to be made available. of the competent authority.
Police stopped a confrontation between vendors Credit: X/@Gposiadeoficial
It was at that moment that a subject, who claimed to be the detainee’s father, approached the uniformed officers and began to attack them. More merchants joined this confrontation; According to witnesses, around 40 people were involved.
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As a result, one of the uniformed men suffered injuries to his forehead and lip, while another suffered a bite to his right forearm.
Although the statement does not indicate whether there were civilians injured, it should be noted that a video shows how police officers capture a woman who was demanding that both people be left alone, when an agent headbutts her, to which another of her colleagues He tries to calm her down and tells her to get away.
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After several minutes, the minor and his father were detained, they were informed of their legal rights and were transferred before a Civic Judge, who will determine their legal situation.
Elements of the SSC and street vendors clashed at the Chabacano station on Metro Line 8. (X/@Manolo_FM)
The agency specified in the statement that during the transfer that was carried out via train, “the adult voluntarily hit the handrail tube, which caused an injury to his forehead.” The SSC assured that the man received medical attention.
After the videos of the confrontation went viral, which were shared on social networks, the General Directorate of Internal Affairs of the SSC and the Directorate of Corporate Supervision and Evaluation (DSEC) of the PBI are already carrying out the corresponding investigations to determine that the Police officers have acted in accordance with established protocols.
It should be noted that Chabacano is one of the busiest Metro stations, so the chaos only made it difficult for the users of the service to be severely affected by not being able to pass freely and even putting themselves at risk amidst the beatings and rudeness.