Mexico mayor tied to truck and dragged through the streets by angry locals

Eleven people were arrested in southern Mexico on Tuesday 8th October after the mayor of their village was dragged out of his office, tied to a pick-up truck and dragged through the streets.

Police intervened to free Mayor Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández, who reportedly suffered no major injuries.

It was the second attack by farmers demanding that he fulfil his campaign promise to repair a local road.

Extra officers have been deployed to the village in Chiapas state.

The incident caused a brawl between the locals and the police, leaving at least 20 injured and 11 arrested, La Republica reported.