11 police officers suspended after confrontation with cyclists in Periférico

The Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) reported that after altercation between cops Y cyclists happened Friday night, 11 policemen from Undersecretary of Traffic Control, among them four controls, are suspended.

Through an information card, they specified that the uniformed men were identified and gave their statement, while the investigations are being carried out.

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As part of the investigations, the actions are analyzed to determine if there are more officers involved.

On Friday night cyclists took to the streets of Mexico City to demonstrate for the recent deaths of their colleagues in road accidents; However, when they wanted to continue with their protest, on the second floor of the Periférico, the police prohibited them from entering, so a confrontation between both groups.

In videos that circulate on social networks, it is observed how various police elements subdue a cyclist and begin to hit him with their fists, then throw him to the ground and kick him. The action was repeated with other protesters who also had their bicycles taken away.

The Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, condemned the incident and ordered the Secretary for Citizen Security, Omar García Harfuch, to carry out investigations to remove the elements involved from their position.

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