Per Alex Salvi: The U.S. embassy in Mexico City is on lockdown after rioters threw rocks and molotov cocktails at the building as they protest police brutality in the country.
The U.S. embassy in Mexico City is on lockdown after rioters threw rocks and molotov cocktails at the building as they protest police brutality in the country. pic.twitter.com/kU6UHSYiBK
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) June 5, 2020
Esta tarde encapuchados causaron destrozos en las instalaciones de la embajada de Estados Unidos y sus alrededores en CDMX, como parte de las protestas por el asesinato del George Floyd en Minneapolis.
Video: Mathieu Tourliere pic.twitter.com/NeJjoN0V0T
— Proceso (@proceso) June 5, 2020
TheHill reports the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City has locked down amid violent protests over the death of George Floyd.
A notice from the embassy’s regional security office claims protesters have thrown molotov cocktails and rocks at the embassy.
“They have become violent,” according to a notice obtained by The Hill.
“The embassy remained locked down. All personnel should avoid the area,” the notice continued.
Mexican media outlets described protesters as vandalizing the embassy, which sits on one of the city’s main thoroughfares near a monument to Mexican independence.
Protests the night before were largely peaceful, with protesters lighting candles around signs condemning racism and listing the names of victims harmed by the police.