Capital police officers clashed with cyclists protesting the recent deaths in road accidents after they were denied entry to the second floor. Peripheral To continue your protest.
Capitol police officers clashed with cyclists protesting the recent deaths in road accidents after they were denied access to the second floor of the peripheral to continue the protest. pic.twitter.com/B7elB3rEFO
– L Universal (lEl_Universal_Mx) February 6, 2021
With this in mind, the head of government Mexico City, Claudia Shanebaum Pardo, He said he could not accept that the cyclists who attacked the protesters this afternoon were attacked by the traffic police and asked them to remove them from their position for this.
“The police crackdown on protesters is unacceptable. I have instructed the Citizen Security Secretary to investigate.
The police crackdown on protesters is unacceptable. I have instructed the Citizen Security Secretary to investigate and remove me from office.
– Claudia Shane Boom (la Claudia Shane) February 6, 2021
Undersecretary of State Efron Morales said his government did not condone police abuse and that he should approach the scene and provide needed assistance to victims.
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Secretary of Defense, Omar Garcia Harfach It was reported that the commanders involved in the beating would be dismissed.
“The head of government, La Claud Diaschain, suggested to me that an investigation and immediate approval be given to the violent behavior that is not always acceptable at SSSC_CDMX, and that the commanders be removed from their positions immediately, and we will inform them as soon as possible,” he wrote on his networks.
Head of Government La Claudiashine I was instructed to investigate and immediately punish for unacceptably violent behavior SSC_CDMX, The restrictions will be removed from their position immediately and we will notify you as soon as possible.
– Omar Garcia Harfuch (HOHarfuch) February 6, 2021
As a result of the fight, one of the protesters was injured as a result of an attack by officials of the Under Secretary of Traffic Control.
The Directorate General of Home Affairs said in a statement that an administrative investigation folder had been opened and the elements involved had been identified and that they were presenting statements to the commanders in charge of the shooting.
As the investigation continues, the already identified police officers will be suspended and removed from their positions.
With information from Eduardo Hernandez
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