Knight Center
Knight Center


Crowd attacks seven journalists with machetes in Mexican town

A crowd attacked seven journalists in the southwestern coast of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, forcing the journalists to surrender their camera equipment and erase photos shot on Sunday, Sept. 2, reported Proceso.

Reporters were threatened when they entered the town of San Pablo Huixtepec where locals planned to publicly punish and lynch two thieves they had captured, according to the newspaper Milenio.

The press organization Article 19 criticized riot police present for not stopping the townspeople from attacking the reporters David García and Lizbeth Gómez from TV Azteca, Ivan Flores and Esteban Marcial from the newspaper Noticias, Jorge Luis Plata and Alberto López from the newspaper El Imparcial, and Jorge Pérez, reporter for Tiempo de Oaxaca, with machetes.

Article 19 released a statement denouncing the authorities' decision not to stop the attack against the press, saying it demonstrated a hostile attitude toward the media.

No comments

Add your comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.


Please Subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter Below!

Full Name

Email *
Select the lists you wish to subscribe to
Boletim Semanal (Português)

Boletín semanal (Español)

Weekly Newsletter (English)
email marketing
by activecampaign


Recent comments