Mexico: Policeman set on fire during protest in Guadalajara over man’s death during arrest

5 июня 2020 г. 14:27

Around 1,000 people protested on Thursday outside the Government Palace of Guadalajara, in the Mexican state of Jalisco, demanding justice over the death of Alejandro Giovanni Lopez, who died a month ago after being brutally beaten by the police during his arrest. Under the slogan “Giovanni did not die, the state killed him,” the protesters expressed their outrage at the young man's death by burning police vehicles and trying to break down the doors of the regional government headquarters. Footage also shows a protester pouring flammable liquid over a police officer and setting him on fire before his colleagues attempt to extinguish the flames. On May 4, the lxtlahuacan de los Membrillos police arrested and beat the 30-year-old man, allegedly for not wearing a protective mask in the midst of the coronavirus health emergency. Hours later, the victim died from brain injuries after being transferred to a hospital.

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