Police have deployed around 1,500 personnel to strengthen security on the streets
More than 400 people were arrested in Mexico for involvement in attacks on shops and looting that began in the country against the backdrop of protests against rising gasoline prices.
It is reported by El Universal. According to the state Secretary of the government of Mexico, Jose Manzur, was carried out a minimum of 35 robberies and 346 arrests. Also, the police deployed around 1,500 personnel to strengthen security on the streets. Yesterday the Deputy interior Minister Rene Cisneros reported that multiple robberies occurred in Mexico city, neighboring Mexico state and in the state of Hidalgo, where the arrests were carried out.
“We will continue to work with state authorities to prevent the consequences of human actions under the influence of dissent,” said Cisneros.
Since January 1, Mexicans protest against significant (within 20%) higher prices for gasoline and diesel fuel. Unhappy with the fuel price hike, the Mexicans also block roads in several regions of the country.
The increase in fuel prices occurred against the background of a marked depreciation of the national currency (peso) against the dollar by 20% over the last year. Recall that in South Korea, about 250 people staged a demonstration against the President.
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