Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mexican Citizens Arm Themselves, form Militias

The translation could be better, but the gist is understandable

Chilpancingo, Gro. (Apro).- (Apro). - For five days, residents of Ayutla de los Libres and elements of community policing (PC) assumed public safety of this town located in the Costa Chica region, in order to expel bands organized crime that have plagued the region.

This again demonstrates the absence of governmental authority and indolence against impunity rates and violence that persist in the state.

The citizens are fed at the continuing wave of killings, extortion and kidnapping has triggered a series of social movements, primarily in the Mountain region, where armed villagers have sought to tackle organized crime gangs, a situation that has exhibited authorities alleged links local criminals.

So far, about 200 armed civilians kept a checkpoint at the entrance and exit of the town of Ayutla de los Libres and ensure that they will not leave the site until ultimately expel members of criminal gangs operating in the area.


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