Mexico police set on fire during protests against fatal beating
Shocking footage shows the moment a police officer is set on fire by protesters in Mexico
A police officer is set alight by a protester during demonstrations over the death of a man in police custody in Mexico
Protesters in Mexico called for authorities to be held accountable for the death in custody of a man allegedly arrested over not wearing a face mask in public.
Crowds in Guadalajara – the country’s second biggest city and capital of the state of Jalisco – vandalised buildings, including the palace, and set fire to several police cars.
Officers were seen using force against protesters.
The story of the man who died – named as Giovanni Lopez – is ridden with “many lies”, according to Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro.
He denied the man depicted in the video had been held for not using a face mask, but gave no further details. Source