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    A demonstrator gestures in front of policemen as a group of them blocked the entrance of a Pemex gas storage station during a protest against the rising prices of gasoline enforced by the Mexican government, in Rosarito, Mexico, January 7, 2017.

    Four Policemen Injured in Truck Ramming Attack Amid Protests in Mexico

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    A truck broke through police siege Sunday, injuring four officers of Mexican gendarmerie, who were involved in countering protests in Baja California, Mexico, triggered by increase in gas price, media reported, citing local authorities and police sources.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – According to El Universal newspaper, the vehicle’s driver fled from the crime scene.

    Mexican interior minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said that he considered the aggression against the policemen "inadmissible" and promised to find the perpetrator of the crime, commenting on the incident on his Twitter account.

    ​Starting from January 1, gas prices in Mexico went up by about 20 percent, triggering mass unrest and looting of stores in various states in the country. Hundreds of people have been arrested.

    On Saturday, Mexico’s Enterprise Coordinating Council (CCE) called for the presence of federal forces in cities affected by looting and violence that erupted across the country in connection with gas price hikes.

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