100 armed men attack, rob journalists
MEXICO CITY: About 100 armed men attacked a group of journalists and robbed them of their equipment in Guerrero, authorities and media said on Sunday.
The newspaper La Jornada said two of its employees were among seven journalists accosted while covering a security operation in San Miguel Totolapan on Saturday.
They were traveling in two sports utility vehicles (SUVs) when they were intercepted by the gunmen and relieved of cameras, mobile phones, personal effects and one of the vehicles.
The attackers roughed up the journalists and threatened to burn them and the SUVs before letting them leave.
The Federal Attorney General’s Office said its Crimes Against Freedom of Expression division opened an investigation into Saturday’s incident, which took place on the highway between Ciudad Altamirano and Iguala.
Guerrero has been a hotspot of drug cartel violence in recent years. Iguala is the city where 43 teachers’ college students disappeared in 2014 after being detained by local police. AP