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Nov 11, 2014

Benqueño to be Arrested and Charged For August Protest

Tonight, News Five has been able to confirm that at least twenty persons from Benque Viejo del Carmen and Succotz have been summoned to appear in court on Thursday, November thirteenth. There they will be read charges for participating in a protest which turned violent on August nineteenth. The very heated protest was spurred by outrage following an accident in which one woman was killed and a man badly injured, in a collision with Deputy Commissioner of Police Miguel Segura. Residents were furious at what they perceived to be police laxness in laying charges against Segura. Over the course of the day tires were burned on the highway and Police and Fire Department personnel were pummelled by stones, sticks and bottles. Segura was subsequently charged, and the protest tamed. So why the decision to summon and charge residents almost two months after the incident? We are told that it is to send the message that while peaceful protests will be tolerated, violent protests won’t be sanctioned.

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3 Responses for “Benqueño to be Arrested and Charged For August Protest”

  1. Concern says:

    Do the police actually want more protests. The deputy who should know better because of alcohol killed one person and left another one injured. Nothing was happening to bring justice to the families, because of his status. Police don’t add more pain to a bad situation.

  2. meandi says:

    Serious! Well, its time we show them who the Police needs to answer to. Its we the people and if they drag their feet they will be reminded who is in charge. come on succotzenos, vamos a enseniarles a estos policias quien manda.

  3. daniel says:

    What the police crazy, now they have added insult to injury! when the deputy Compol walks free and they blame the taximan you watch all hell will break lose here!! What fine examples they are, now this really helps the community policing efforts nation wide LOL contraband issues, hired hits, trafficking, abuses, who are the real criminal here??

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