(VIDEO) Undercover police officers “arrested” protesters during a march in favor of water in Mérida

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The policemen would be committing a violation of the protocols, due to the way they were allegedly arresting the protestors and for not wearing uniforms or identifications that show them as part of the corporation.

Plainclothes police “raised” activists who were demonstrating in the center of the city of Mérida, Yucatán in solidarity with the Mayan people of Sitilpech against the pig mega-farms in Kekén that contaminate the aquifers.

According to videos that other protesters managed to take, there were two vehicles involved, one of them a white van with tinted windows and a YS-0305-C license plate and another gray one with ZCL-030-C license plate that arrived to the place and where plainclothes policemen reprimanded the protesters.

Two of the people who were “picked up” were identified as Sofía Caballero and Alexis Sebastián Navarrete, who were arbitrarily put into the vehicles.

They denounced that the elements of the Ministry of Public Security (SSP), would be committing a violation of the protocols, due to the alleged form of detention and for not wearing uniforms or identifications that show them as part of the corporation.

Meanwhile, through a statement, the Yucatan SSP criminalized the protest for Sitilpech and recognized the illegal arrests of 4 protesters.

Within the framework of World Water Day, dozens of people demonstrated in the streets of the Historic Center of Mérida in support of the inhabitants of Sitilpech, who ask for public support so that the state government listens to their requests and remove the pig farm that is in his territory.

With signs in hand, the demonstrators denounced that they only want no more contamination, since there are factories with more than 40,000 pigs that are damaging the area and contaminating the water.

Source: Excelsior