MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – The deadly incident occurred on Saturday when a group of local residents gathered at the central town’s square to speak with local authorizes about the mayor’s refusal to finance public infrastructure and artisan crafts, the TeleSUR TV-channel reported.
Along with the city’s Mayor Domingo Lopez Gonzalez, a labor organizer, a municipal employee, a chauffeur and a local resident were killed. At least 12 other people were injured.
Comuneros de San Juan Chamula y policías desalojan a quienes bloqueaban entrada a San Cristóbal, Chiapas. pic.twitter.com/lbuu4TAHQY— El Sol de Chiapas (@elsoldechiapas) July 20, 2016
The Special Prosecutor for Indigenous Justice has reportedly initiated an investigation to reveal whether there were other victims of shooting as well as to find those responsible for the incident.