MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — At least six people died in Mexico as a result of the unrest that started due to the spike of gas prices, Mexican media reported Friday.
On Thursday, two people died in the state of Hidalgo as the federal police was breaking up the demonstration which blocked a highway. Two more died in the state of Veracruz at the encounter of the police and the crowd looting shops, according to Excelsior outlet.
Gas prices went up by about 20 percent starting from January 1 in Mexico. This triggered mass unrest and looting of stores in various states in the country. Hundreds of people have been arrested.