Mexican indigenous community holds 14 police after killings

27 Apr

Inhabitants of an indigenous community in western Mexico detained 14 police officers and a local official after eight of their neighbors were killed by illegal loggers.

Thursday’s detention was the latest flare-up of tension between the community in Cheran, Michoacan state, illegal loggers, armed gangs and the police.

“They took our colleagues to punish us because supposedly we were not patrolling the area well,” said a state police officer, declining to give his name.

The state government was trying to reach a deal to free the detainees, he said.

Eight indigenous rangers were shot dead Wednesday by illegal loggers who they surprised cutting down trees, state officials said.

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Cross Posted from Yahoo News

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