Michoacan: Hours long confrontation, blockades, fires

 Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  Reforma

A stretch of highway in the
Municipality of Buenavista, Michoacán, was blocked with trucks this Saturday
after registering a confrontation hours before between armed civilians and
security forces in the Municipality of Aguililla.

Elements of the National Guard
and the Michoacán Police came to the place to free blockades.

At the scene, the agents were
allegedly attacked by residents with boards and rocks.

“In coordination with
@GN_MEXICO_, elements of the #PoliceMichoacán, implemented operational work in
the municipality of Buenavista to free circulation in a stretch of highway
located in the vicinity of the North Division community,” reported the
Ministry of Public Security of Michoacán.


“The blockade was carried
out by residents due to the actions carried out in the region by the security
forces; in the area the agents maintain joint surveillance tasks, in order to
guarantee the well-being of the citizens.”

Yesterday afternoon, in a town
near this area, a confrontation between armed civilians and security forces was
reported.

The shooting occurred in the
community of Charapo, Municipality of Aguililla, about 24 kilometers from North
Division.

Reports indicate that in the
place members of the Elite Group of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación aka (CJNG)
shot at elements of the Mexican Army, which sparked a confrontation.

It turned out that at least three
vehicles with artisanal armor used by the alleged criminals were damaged and
set on fire.

So far it is unknown if there
were deaths or injuries from these events. Similarly, it was reported that the
alleged assailants managed to flee.