The mayor of Las Margaritas was tied to a truck by angry protesters, and dragged on the street, after he failed to fulfill his campaign promises.
A local outlet El Heraldo de Mexico had reported that the protesters armed with clubs and rocks dragged Mayor Jorge Hernandez in Chiapas in southern Mexico.
It said that Mr Hernandez continued to be dragged until the police stopped the Toyota pickup he was tied to and freed him.
It added that the mayor sustained minor, non-life-threatening injuries, and even gave a speech several hours after the incident.
According to the media outlet, Mr Hernandez was forcibly taken from his office by the angry residents, who accused him of failing to fulfill his election promises.
The promises included the reconstruction of a local road, and bringing drinking water and electricity to the community of roughly 500.
Municipal authorities have accused the mob of attempted kidnapping, and at least 30 people were detained, with 20 injured.
#Enterate Circula en redes video en el que pobladores del ejido Santa Rita en el municipio de #LasMargaritas, #Chiapas, suben en una camioneta al alcalde Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández. Los motivos es porque no ha cumplido lo prometido en campaña. pic.twitter.com/Yywx2exGAC
— Tabasco Al Minuto (@Tabalminutomx) October 8, 2019
BUEN EJEMPLO PARA LOS EMBUSTEROS.
Por no cumplir sus promesas electorales, alcalde de #LasMargaritas, Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández, es sujetado a una camioneta que lo arrastra en pleno parque central, luego de secuestrarlo de la alcaldía #Chiapas pic.twitter.com/dPPgCnoFyp
— Adel El Zabayar (@Zabayar) October 9, 2019
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