Wave of violence in the Mexican town of Tijuana. Human heads are thrown near two polling stations in the Mexican town of Tijuana. Mexico has held midterm elections, in which the Chamber of Deputies is renewed.
Several people threw human heads in two different places in front of two voting tables in the border city of Tijuana during the celebration this Sunday of the intermediate elections that will renew the Chamber of Deputies, the governments of 15 of the 32 states, mayors, local congresses, altogether 20,417 public positions. They represent the first major examination of the López Obrador government, with 93 million Mexicans called to the polls.
In the city of Tijuana , in the northwestern state of Baja California, a man approached an electoral college and threw a human head and then fled. This incident occurred around 09:00 local time (16:00 GMT) and some forty minutes later, on another street in this border city, another person threw human remains into two bags about a hundred meters away from another polling station.
After noon, another similar event occurred in the Mariano Matamoros neighborhood, when another human head was thrown. In Mexicali, another of the most important cities in the region, there were also several incidents.
The first report of the day in Mexicalia was given at dawn when a group of armed men shot at the offices of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), the party of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
According to local authorities, 32 cartridges were found at the scene , as well as material damage to the walls and windows of the at least two-story building. There were no people arrested or injured.
Hours later, another armed commando stole tickets from a couple of polling stations in Mexicali. The State Electoral Institute of Baja California (IEEBC) has not yet ruled on these events.
The elections have been marked by violence, adding at least 91 politicians assassinated since September, 36 of whom were candidates.
In addition, more than 910 attacks against politicians and candidates have been registered , far surpassing the record number of 774 attacks in 2018, when there were presidential, federal and local elections.