The mayor of a southern Mexican town was dragged through the streets by angry locals who are reportedly upset that he hasn’t repaired a road he vowed to fix during his campaign.
Mayor Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández suffered no major injuries, according to the BBC, which reported 11 farmers from the state of Chiapas were arrested in connection with the dragging.
Video posted by Mexican news outlet Tinta Fresca shows a black truck driving slowly down a street with Hernández — hands tied together — being pulled behind the vehicle. A group of people follow on foot. Footage obtained by Tabasco Minute allegedly shows several men preparing to abduct the mayor with what appears to be the same truck.
The mayor was reportedly abducted from his office by the angry mob that came after in early summer, demanding he keep honor his commitment to local infrastructure. Police physically fought off protesters to free the mayor, who plans to have his abductors charged with kidnapping and attempted murder. Additional law enforcement has reportedly been dispatched to quell the situation.
It’s unclear why the road in question hasn’t been tended to or what needs to be done.