In Oaxaca, merchants beat an alleged thief at the Central de Abasto. Photo: Screenshot
In Oaxaca, merchants from the Central de Abasto beat an alleged thief after catching him stealing; the moment was recorded.
In the images, which were disseminated through social networks, it is seen how a young man is subdued on the floor by at least four men, alleged merchants of the Central de Abasto in Oaxaca.
BELOW, THE VIDEO THAT TAKES AN ACCOUNT OF THE MOMENT
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING AUDIOVISUAL MATERIAL CONTAINS EXPLICIT VIOLENCE AND HIGHLIGHTING WORDS. DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Faced with the blows that the men give him, the alleged thief from the Central de Abasto in Oaxaca screams desperately and exclaims that he will not steal again.https://d-3057705164211501606.ampproject.net/2102130314001/frame.html
“No, sir, I swear to you that I am never stealing again; I swear”.
However, one of the merchants replied: “that’s how you all talk.”
The young man, lying on the floor, reiterates that he will not steal again , and begs to be let go because his mother expects him.
They do not let the alleged thief go in Oaxaca
The alleged thief receives a few more blows from the person who “punishes” him, while the other men keep him subdued on the floor.
- In Oaxaca, it is common for citizens to give “lessons” and exhibit people who are caught stealing.
The “social punishments” implemented by the locals range from stripping alleged criminals to displaying them with posters; later they hand them over to the authorities.