Rioting and Looting Follow Government Fuel Hike in Mexico

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 20179 views
Published: January 13, 2017

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.

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.

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.

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