Madness Weekend In Mexico, will it continue?
Have you seen the mayhem that is been occurring along the US and Mexico border? Specifically, in the Tijuana region, 24 vehicles were burned within a span of 8 hours along Baja California.
Thousands of National Guard soldiers patrolled the streets of Tijuana Saturday after armed and hooded criminals effectively shut down the city the night before by forcing passengers off public transportation across the state and setting taxis ablaze.
At least 24 vehicles were charred across Baja California, including 15 in Tijuana. Some were public transportation vehicles while others were privately owned, local authorities said. In some cases, the burned vehicles were left to block roadways.
Not only was Tijuana under attack but so was Ciudad Juarez. Hundreds of Mexican soldiers were sent to the border city of Juarez Friday after a prison face-off between members of two rival cartels caused a riot and shootouts that killed 11 people, most of them civilians, authorities said.
Los Chapos, members of the infamous Sinaloa Cartel formerly led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and local group Los Mexicles clashed in a prison Thursday afternoon, Deputy Security Minister Ricardo Mejia said.
Vehicle fires were also reported in Mexicali, Rosarito Beach, Tecate and Ensenada.
Meanwhile, messages began circulating on social media, purportedly from the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación, declaring that it was implementing a curfew in Tijuana. The posts told residents that they should go home or risk being attacked.
The U.S. Consul General in Tijuana advised Americans to seek shelter and to avoid traveling to the city. Many people shuttered their business or left the Xolos soccer game early Friday night. There were no reports of injuries.
This is how easily organized criminals can take over their very own military forces. How much more panic and terror do these civilians have to live with on both sides of the boarders?