Prosecutors in southern Mexico say they have arrested 11 men after the mayor of the township of Las Margaritas was chained to the back of a truck and dragged down a street.
Prosecutors in southern Chiapas state said Mayor Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández was apparently not hurt badly in the Tuesday attack.
They said the demonstrators also caused damage at the town hall. Local media reported they were angry because the town government had not fulfilled a promise to build a road in their hamlet.
Video of the incident showed men armed with cudgels hustling the mayor out of city hall.
The National Guard was patrolling the township after the incident.
You can watch the footage below, which first shows a gang of men leading the mayor onto the truck before it cuts to a street camera capturing the dragging.
Warning: This is disturbing.
In Santa Rita in Las Margaritas, Mexico, angry townsmen tied the mayor to the back of a truck and dragged him through the streets, punishment for failing to keep his campaign promises | pic.twitter.com/c31vFVymMQ
— Mike (@Doranimated) October 10, 2019
The Associated Press contributed to this article