Riots in Mexico’s midterm elections annuls elections in Tixtla

Happening now.

In Tixtla, Guerrero, as seen in the video, widespread riots, protests and violence against polling stations has forced to government to declare the election annulled in that city.

Many more riots and forced closure of polling stations have been reported via social media in different states.

These protests come after 43 students were disappeared, possibly killed, by the government. Mexicans are disenchanted by the way the government of Enrique Peña NIeto weakly handled the Drug War violence in one hand, and the stern decisiveness against civilians in the other. Democracy has become just a word for everyday Mexicans, while politicians cling to power amid a wave of corruption, sex scandals, and violence.

This by itself is historic. If the INE (National Electoral Institute) decides to keep annulling more cities or even states, this will be unprecedented. People are rising to stop what they call “the farce” of voting. “They always put who they want”, said many people as they stormed into polling stations in Guerrero, Oaxaca, Morelos and Mexico City polling stations.

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