Thursday, May 04, 2006

Your mama warned you about these guys!

There is rioting going on in San Salvador Atenco, Mexico this week! Bad, bad, bad stuff.

And all because the police tried to arrest a few people. Here are some blurbs from the article:
"Fifty police officers were injured, 11 seriously, state Gov. Enrique Pena Nieto said, and dozens were arrested."

"mobs of protesters burned tires on a main road and lobbed stones and gasoline bombs at some 400 policemen. Rioters kicked and stamped on two apparently unconscious policemen."

"A 14-year-old boy was killed in the rioting and some reports, denied by the government, say a police officer also lost his life."

"During the chaos, angry demonstrators cornered 11 policemen and took them hostage."
Crazy stuff, right?!!! Bet you're thinking, "man, who were the police trying to arrest anyway? Members of the drug cartel?? Or of the Mexican Mafia? How about escaped prisoners who were in for murder? Or tripped out druggies? Gang members even????"

Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Wrong on all counts.

The police were merely trying to arrest some .... are you ready for this? .... no, no really, you need to be sitting down for this.......

..............flower vendors!

That's right, you know, those folks who sell flowers along the roads.

Yep. Ya just don't fuck with the notoriously fiercesome Flower Sellers ...... known for carrying concealed thorns without a license. Just what was the po-po thinkin'?? ;)

My favorite blurb in the article is:
"... police, backed up by low-flying helicopters, over-ran roadblocks set up by the demonstrators, who were demanding the release of flower sellers..."
hehehehehe. I mean, I know it shouldn't be funny ... but damn! Flower sellers???

1 comment:

T1 said...

Maybe the little packets that come with flowers are filled with something else in Mexico??

You just never know how crazy some folks is.