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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Video: Jalisco protests stem from a bricklayer killed during arrest for not wearing a Covid-19 face mask

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

Yesterday BB posted the reportof  the police being set afire by a protester in Jalisco.  The protest initiated when a man died, reportedly while being arrested by three policemen for not wearing a face mask.

Segob condemned the death of Giovanni López, 30 “as an alleged act of abuse of authority, there was a similar case in Tijuana.

The case of Giovanni López began in Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos, Jalisco, where he was beaten and detained by ministerial police.

Through a press release, the undersecretary of Human Rights, Population and Migration, Alejandro Encinas, reported that his relatives indicated that the victim was a brick layer.

The events, he stressed, were given the restrictive measures that the state government implemented to deal with the coronavirus epidemic, which led to the use of force and abuse of authority.

 Giovanni López: “Justicia para Giovanni”, el caso de brutalidad policial  que conmociona a México México | El Comercio Perú

The family says they were warned not to publish the videos taken at the scene.  They ignored the warning.

The officers involved have not yet been removed from office.

Mexico’s covid19 mask policy is the same as the World Health Organization, which is to wear a mask in situations where social distancing of 6 feet is not possible.  Examples are public transportation.


  1. That's long overdue if Mexico would have medical marijuana legalized you have to understand how much of a difference that makes in the United States it's saves entire States that have dispensary. just from the sales tax alone . MEXICO MUST HAVE MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

  2. So let me get this straight, so many people killed in Jalisco for years by cops but this guy matters all of the sudden? Los que manifestaron son puros ninos aburguesados que se quieren sentir de primer mundo.

  3. 8:36@: so based on your premise, people are to protest only at the first hint of an affront of human rights? Disregard the fact that police in Latin-America have generally operated with complete impunity, thus instilling fear in the general population.


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