A 30-year-old bricklayer named Giovanni Lopez has been reportedly beaten to death by municipal police officers in the town of Ixtlahuacán de Los Membrillos near Guadalajara, Mexico for failing to wear a face mask.
According to reports, the deceased was forced into the police pick up van with the aide of assault rifles while bystanders pleaded for his release.
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Footage from the arrest scene captured the moment some bystanders and the police officers argued thus:
“Just for not a wearing a mask?” one bystander asked.
“He was resisting,” answers an officer.
This has led to an outrage on social media as Mexicans trended #JusticiaParaGiovanni on social media as they demand justice for his death.