Protests shook the town of Lerdo de Tejada, located in the Mexican state of Veracruz, following the killing of Brandon Arellano by police.
Arellano had parked his car outside his grandmother’s home when police opened fire at him, striking him in the neck. Relatives claim the 27-year-old was killed for not stopping at a checkpoint.
Protestors took to the streets on Friday, overturning police vehicles and setting them alight. Videos further show protestors throwing bricks at the local government palace before lighting it aflame.
The state’s Security Ministry stated the four police officers who participated in the killing have been detained for suspected homicide.
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Protestors took to the streets of Lerdo de Tejada on Friday to protest against the killing of 27-year old Brandon Arellano, who was killed by police after being shot in the neck.
— Trent Barr (@Atlas_Trent) January 22, 2024
Policías municipales habrían disparado y matado a un joven por no detenerse en un retén en Lerdo de Tejada, #Veracruz. Los pobladores detuvieron a los elementos y casi los linchan. Guardias nacionales implementaron un operativo para controlar las protestas de los vecinos: pic.twitter.com/SLelT5gxsA
— Ciro Gómez Leyva (@CiroGomezL) January 20, 2024
?Pobladores de #LerdoDeTejada, #Veracruz. golpearon a 4 Policías Municipales que momentos antes presuntamente dispararon contra un joven y le quitaron la vida, además la turba Incendio una patrulla y bandalizo el palacio municipal?
Los elementos fueron hospitalizados. pic.twitter.com/u0kGnMsV5E
— Perspectiva Noticias (@PerspectivaNot2) January 20, 2024