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Another battle in Tulum between moto and taxi drivers

Tulum, Q.R. — Another fight has taken place between mototaxi and Tulum taxi drivers, this time, leaving two injured.

A group of mototaxi drivers reportedly stopped a taxi driver, forcing him out of this car. A physical altercation broke out between them. Another passing taxi driver stopped to help his coworker, but he too, was physically assaulted.

Both taxi drivers were from the Tiburones del Caribe taxi drivers union. One of the taxi units was set on fire and destroyed. Both men were taken to hospital, one with facial injuries from a machete.

Police arrived and arrested four people including 26-year-old Gregorio N, Jaime N, 34, Ulises N, 28 and Carlos N, 26.

This latest fight between moto and unionized taxi drivers happened one day after Tulum taxi drivers attacked a group of mototaxi drivers outside a supermarket in Tulum that left three motos damaged.

Through a press release, the Instituto de Movilidad del Estado de Quintana Roo has condemned the violence between the two, saying they regretted any act of aggression against the physical integrity of the people. They added that the law will be applied and that competent authorities will act in accordance with the law.

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