Cancun police chief Fired after shooting at feminist protesters

The municipal president of Benito Juárez (Cancun), Mara Lezama, made the statement for a national media outlet.

Mara Lezama, municipal president of Benito Juárez, reported that Eduardo Santamaría, director of Public Security in Cancun, was removed from his post after the feminist demonstration that was dispersed with bullets.

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In an interview offered to Radio Fórmula, he indicated that he is now separated from his position, because there must be an investigation.

Councilor Maricruz Carrillo confirmed the removal from office of police chief Eduardo SantaMaría, after Mayor Mara Lezama Espinosa announced the move.

“Right now we have him separated from the position, but under investigation at this time. There is responsibility. Although the operation depends on the sole command, someone had to take the lead and this is what we are clarifying at this time,” he said.

“It was separated because we must make the dismissal officially; there will be a dismissal but first we separate it because we have to do the procedure,” he explained.

Yesterday, Monday, Cancun municipal police fired into the air for several minutes to disperse a group of protesters, who were protesting outside the Government Palace against gender violence and to condemn the femicide of the young Alexis, 20 years old. old.

At the point, protesters set fire to the wood that had been placed to protect the access door, broke windows and took out papers that they later burned.

However, when the protesters tried to enter the building, Cancun municipal police officers emerged from the sides and fired numerous shots into the air.

The detonations caused the demonstrators to stampede. The State Commission for Human Rights reported on at least eight detainees who were inside the Government Palace last night, some were injured.

The Cancun Post