Rioting and Looting Follow Government Fuel Hike in Mexico

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20177 views
Published: January 13, 2017

<p>Widespread protests emerged in Mexico in the days after January 1, when the <a href="http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Mexican-Drug-Cartels-Threaten-To-Blow-Up-Gas-Stations-Over-Massive-Price-Hike.html" target="_blank">government introduced a large fuel hike</a>. The move is part of the government’s plans to liberalize the country’s energy market, but has prompted outrage.</p><p>On the night of January 3, looting began in some supermarkets in several areas, culminating in some rioting, as seen here. There have been large <a href="http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/estados/2017/01/3/se-extiende-protesta-por-gasolinazo-todo-el-pais#.WGumfl4jXHM.twitter" target="_blank">blockades</a> by various groups in response to the move.</p><p>See also video <a href="https://www.facebook.com/anonhispanox/videos/268895966859444/" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/anonhispanox/videos/268924083523299/" target="_blank">here</a> for reference. We are seeking originals.</p>

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