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Short Update: Protesters in Mexico taken by police and held incommunicado

FT Admin - June 8, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates

Protesters in Mexico have been taken by the police, held incommunicado and threatened with disappearance. Human right activists have described that this practice is common in Guadalajara, with protesters being intercepted even before they reach the demonstration. Over the weekend some 80 were seized by police officers and held incommunicado in Mexico’s second city. 

Protesters have also reported their mobile phones and money taken away and some reported being shot by stun guns or beaten with wooden clubs. 

In some instances, the protesters have been let go at the outskirts of the city with some others only being released after pressure from activists.  

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