17:36 GMT04 August 2020
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    At least five people were killed in the southern Mexican indigenous town of San Juan Chamula (state of Chiapas), including the town’s mayor, local media reported.

    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.

    ​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.

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