Angry farmers were arrested in southern Mexico recently after they allegedly dragged the village mayor out of his office, beat him, and then tied him to a pickup truck and dragged him through the streets of the town, according to officials.
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.
The state office said the group stormed Mayor Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández’s office, damaged property, then assaulted him.
Surveillance video captured the moment the mayor was dragged behind a truck through the streets of Santa Rita in Las Margaritas. State police rescued the mayor, according to Mexican media.
The incident caused a brawl between the locals and the police, leaving at least 20 injured and 11 arrested, La Republica reported. The farmers were demanding the mayor build a road he promised to construct during his campaign, Mexican news outlet Excelsior reported.
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.
Source: Fox News