Mayor and four oth­ers shot dead at rally

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A mayor and two lo­cal of­fi­cials were among five peo­ple shot dead dur­ing a protest in a south­ern Mex­ico town with a his­tory of re­li­gious and po­lit­i­cal con­flict. Peo­ple from sev­eral sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties were protest­ing in the cen­tral square of San Juan Chamula on July 23 when “in­di­vid­u­als opened fire”, said Juan Car­los Gomez Aranda, sec­re­tary gen­eral of the Chi­a­pas state gov­ern­ment. The vic­tims in­cluded the mayor, the town ad­min­is­tra­tor and the coun­cil­man. The two oth­ers were a mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment driver and a town res­i­dent. – AFP

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