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Eleven people were arrested in southern Mexico on Tuesday after the mayor of their village was dragged out of his office, beaten, and then tied to a pickup truck and dragged through the streets of the town, according to officials.

The State’s Attorney General’s Office in Tuxtla Gutiérre said in a news release that the incident happened early Tuesday in the town of Las Margaritas, when a group of people stormed Mayor Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández’s office and caused damage to real estate, in addition to assaulting him.

The angry group of farmers was demanding the mayor build a road he promised to construct during his campaign, Mexican news outlet Excelsior reported.

Video taken by bystanders outside the building showed the men pulling the mayor out of the building and forcing him into the back of a truck.

Another surveillance video captured the moment the mayor was dragged along from the back of the struck through the streets of Santa Rita, in Las Margaritas.

State police were eventually able to rescue the mayor, according to Excelsior newspaper.

The incident caused a brawl between the locals and the police, leaving at least 20 injured and 11 arrested, La Republica reported.

The State Attorney General’s Office said in a news release that Hernández is “safe and sound” and that he was examined by doctors after the incident.

This was the second attack this year by locals demanding the mayor fulfill his campaign promise to build the road, according to the BBC. Four months ago, a group of men trashed his office when he was not found there.

The state’s prosecutors’ office condemned the violent attack and pledged to deploy more officers to “guarantee the rule of law and security throughout the state territory.”

  • Bob Plumlee says:

    This kind of thing needs to be done also in A lot of Cities here in the U S

  • Kurt says:

    The total money that will be spent to send more officers there..would be better off spent building the road..there by ending any further retalliation

  • susan says:

    Politicians make promises and never fulfill them, they should be held to account, but they never are held to account! For example O’Care, Obama signed the disaster, O’Vomit health care without reading it and promised we can keep our doctors and our insurance, which turned out to be a lie!
    Pelosi said that “we have to pass it in order to find out what is in it”!!! Of course they got to keep their insurance and their doctors because the rules never apply to them, just us!
    So I do not feel sorry for this Mayor, they should all be ousted and publicly beaten and made to forfeit all their ill gained wealth, for lying to the American people and for destroying our Country!


    We have some people to put up for a Dragging…Congressmen and women: Schiff, AOC, Naden, Omar, and on and on ad nauseum.

  • CF