Extorting and robbing drivers in the streets of Oaxaca

Elements of the State Police detained an individual who allegedly extorted drivers during protest blockades this Wednesday in Oaxaca.

A group of individuals, who identified themselves as students, hijacked public transportation buses, took the drivers’ money and blocked the roadways of Cinco Señores and Avenida Universidad.

The bus drivers pointed out that there were 10 who were robbed. The demonstrators also extorted money from those who travelled in the area to allow drivers to pass through the intersection.

Elements of the State Police arrived at the location to remove the blockades and began an operation to find those responsible. The security elements managed to arrest one of the demonstrators.

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This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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