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 pick-up 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 on 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.
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