Eleven people have been arrested after angry villagers tied a Mexican mayor to the back of a pick-up truck and dragged him along the street.
Dozens of farmers from the village of Ejido Santa Rita dragged the mayor outside after they stormed his office to complain about the failure to build a road to Santa Rita, which they say the mayor had promised during his campaign.
Jorge Luis Escandon Hernandez, the mayor of Las Margaritas in the state of Chiapas, suffered minor injuries following the incident on Tuesday.
Shocking footage shows Mr Escandon attached to the back of the Toyota truck with a rope and being dragged along a road by the moving vehicle.
Another video shows the residents armed with sticks as they kidnap the Mayor in chaotic scenes as scuffles break out among the crowd.
Several municipal employees were also kidnapped and taken away by the protesters.
The mob was eventually stopped when about 40 police officers intervened.
About 20 people were injured in the scuffle, while Mr Escandon sustained only minor injuries, according to El Heraldo de Mexico .
The mayor gave a speech eight hours after the attack, saying he would not be intimidated and declared he would press charges for abduction and attempted murder.
It was the second attack in four months by farmers demanding that he fulfil his campaign promise to repair a local road.
A group of men trashed the mayor’s office and smashed windows in the attack when they did not find him there.
Mayors and local politicians in Mexico are often targeted by drug gangs when they refuse to cooperate with their criminal schemes but it is less common for them to be attacked over their campaign promises, reports Mexico News Daily .
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