Protesters in Mexico called for authorities to be held accountable for the death in custody of a man allegedly arrested over not wearing a face mask in public.
Crowds in Guadalajara – the country’s second biggest city and capital of the state of Jalisco – vandalised buildings, including the palace, and set fire to several police cars.
Officers were seen using force against protesters.
The story of the man who died – named as Giovanni Lopez – is ridden with “many lies”, according to Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro.
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In This Story: Mexico
Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.
Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.
Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.