Mexico: Towns Arm Themselves For Self-Protection Against Organized Crime

Huffpost Latino Voices, 1/17/2013

youth with handgunAverage citizens in towns in Guerrero who are fed up with crime and a government that is doing nothing to help them have banded together to take back their towns in the municipalities of Tecoanapa and Ayutla de Los Libres. The town has voted to continue civil resistance despite warnings from State officials who have warned them that this type of self-defense acts are violent acts and against the law. Yet, the people in Ayutla believe they have a right to arm themselves and take matters into their own hands.

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