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Tulum taxi brawl leaves four injured

Tulum, Q.R. — A meeting between Tulum taxi drivers and boards of directors turned into a brawl requiring police and leaving four injured.

The fight between members broke out after the Secretary General, Iran Zapata Hipolito, announced a suspension of the assembly due to heated tempers and violent talk. Tempers became even more heated when taxi drivers then accused their union leader of supporting the newly passed mobility law.

The assembly was suspended and the building protected by elements of the municipal and state police, but not before four people, one seriously, were physically injured. Two of the injured were the union treasurer, Juan Carlos Nieto Mejía and the secretary general, Iran Zapata Hipolito

Municipal and state police closed a 100-meter section of roadway surrounding the union building to prevent others from arriving.