Jalisco Governor Suggests AMLO Is Behind Destruction, Arrests

Published: Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 5:05am
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Enrique Alfaro, governor of the state of Jalisco, Mexico, addressing his community on Twitter.

MEXICO CITY — Thursday evening, June 4, hundreds rallied against police brutality in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, after a civilian allegedly was killed in custody a month ago. The protest led to destruction and arrests. And now, the state governor is insinuating that the president is behind the disturbances.

The arrest and death of Giovanni López in the state of Jalisco led to the protest in the state’s capital

Twenty-eight people were arrested after police cars and public buildings were damaged. Video footage shows an officer set on fire by a dissident, and police beating and tear-gassing the crowd.

Jalisco’s Gov. Enrique Alfaro promised to bring justice to López’s death but said he won’t tolerate the violence brought by “those in the cellars of power in Mexico City."

Alfaro asked President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to tell his supporters and his party to stop dividing the country. He said the López case has been manipulated by his opponents and that López had not being arrested for not wearing a face mask as it has been stated by his family.

The Mexican president replied that the governor will have to prove his accusations.

 A police chief and two officers in Jalisco were arrested as part of the López investigation.

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