Police in southern Mexico may face charges after they opened fire on townspeople protesting an anti-virus roadblock that activists say isolated their communityApril 30, 2020, 1:19 AM3 min readMEXICO CITY — Police in southern Mexico may face charges after they opened fire on townspeople protesting an anti-virus roadblock that activists say cut their community off from the outside world, prosecutors said Wednesday. It was the one of the first instances of armed confrontation at the hundreds of roadblocks that have sprung up across Mexico to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. Prosecutors in the southern state of Chiapas said in a statement that one man was seriously wounded when police from the town of Yajalon opened fire on protesters from the nearby township of Tumbalá on Sunday. The man was shot in the back and chest and is being treated at a hospital. Two vehicles were also damaged. Prosecutors said the demonstrators had gathered at a health-services checkpoint leading into Yajalón and began throwing stones. Activists say the checkpoint, meant to reduce traffic, had cut parts of Tumbalá off from needed services, which are only available locally in Yajalón. Prosecutors said they would bring attempted murder charges against any


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