Mayor in Mexico Tied to Pickup, Dragged in Street for 'Failing to Fulfll Campaign Promises'
Uploaded On: Wednesday 9th of October 2019

According to local media, the man was not seriously harmed and gave a speech several hours after the incident, with municipal authorities accusing a gang of locals of trying to kidnap the politician.

A group of protestors armed with clubs and rocks detained the mayor of Las Margaritas, Chiapas in southern Mexico, tying him to the back of a pickup truck and dragging him through the streets, local outlet El Heraldo de Mexico has reported.

According to the publication, Mayor Jorge Luis Escandon Hernandez was forcibly removed from his office by angry residents, who accused him of failing to fulfill his election promises, including the reconstruction of a local road, and bringing drinking water and electricity to the community of roughly 500.

Footage of the grisly incident showed the man being dragged along a road, with a mob running after him.