According to witnesses the victims were unarmed. Others say, the victims were gunned down without provocation; witness are unwavering when they say, “the victims were executed”.
An account from a witness said, three victims had their hands behind their necks in a position of surrender, and they were unarmed, when killed.
One was in a kneeling position, with his hands clasped behind his neck. They pleaded with the federal police not to shoot, but three loud booms emitted and the men were killed.
These were a few of the events in Apatzingán, Michoacán, where 11 people were killed yesterday morning, which is suggesting to many of it being another ‘Tlatlaya 22’. There were two events recorded 1 death and 2 injuries in the one incident, 10 dead, 2-4 injured and 44 arrested in the other.
The exact number of dead is elusive, from 9 to 20. Padre Goyo López, himself of Apatzingán, reported there were over 17 casualties.
Today federal deputy Ricardo Monreal spoke to the press and was resolute.
The deputy said that in both cases, victims were tried and executed at the hands of federal forces. Adding that in both cases federal forces sustained no injuries or deaths. (Reforma has a report of 2 federal elements with minor injuries)
Even if in a case it is suspected that subjects are suspected criminals, or otherwise, forces must allow criminal proceedings process to proceed. To circumvent the process, the deputy says,
"Is the worst barbarity that can happen in any country. Death squads covered, paid and protected from the Mexican government are acting without contemplation and without securing the rule of law. "
He explained; “Human rights in the country are in the most critical phase of the modern period.”
He argued that the federal Commissioner Alfredo Castillo is a "burden" to Michoacán, because he has been given to the entity neither peace nor tranquility.”
"Instead, Michoacán is in an authentic Civil War, pitted against each other, civilians against civilians, families against families, it has only separated people and compromised co-existence.”
The deputy then spoke of Alfredo Castillo and the federal involvement in Michoacán, saying;
"This was a fiasco gentleman. He should not be there, this should be rectified immediately and he should render his resignation.”
The video compilation of footage: After the killings, citizens rebuke the actions of the federal police, speaking directly to them. Part 2 of the video is footage is described as civilians fleeing the attack by the army and federal police.