Government Palace Set Aflame by Protestors, Mexico

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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