| Andrea Sosa & Juan Garff |
BUENOS AIRES (dpa) – The Mexican state attorney on Sunday ordered the arrest of 22 police officers in connection with fatal shootings on Friday in the Mexican state of Guerrero.
Six people were killed and 17 injured in violence in the city of Iguala, the state government reported. According to local media, police in Iguala opened fire Friday on three buses carrying students who were collecting donations for protest action.
According to the Excelsior newspaper, the dead include three students, a bus driver and a young football player, whose bus carrying a football team may have been mistaken for the one carrying the students. The sixth fatality was a woman who was in a taxi driving nearby at the time of the shooting that was caught in the crossfire.
Federal police and military troops have taken over security for the city of 140,000 residents.
Teachers in Guerrero have called a strike for Monday. They demand the resignation of the mayor of Iguala, saying he is politically responsible for the behaviour of the police, the newspaper Milenio reported.