The elected mayor of Amacuzac, Morelos, Alfonso Miranda Gallegos, gave the cry of independence via telephone from the high-security prison in Durango, where he has been in prison since May 2018 after being appointed as an alleged collaborator (and family member) of the head of the Los Rojos crime group.
The event was broadcast live last Sunday on the Facebook account of the Amacuzac City Council.
The video shows how his collaborators initiated the screaming protocol in the Box of the City Council and then gave the floor to Miranda Gallegos who gave the cry through the phone speaker and a microphone.
When Miranda Gallegos finished with viva México!, his team rang the bell of the City Hall and waved the flag to end the protocol act.
Alfonso Miranda Gallegos was arrested on 7 May 2018 by the Federal Police in the municipality of Morelos after being charged with the crimes of kidnapping and organized crime.
The authorities singled out the then 62-year-old candidate as an alleged collaborator of the los Rojos crime group, which has a presence in the state of Morelos.
Miranda Gallegos was local deputy and municipal president of Amacuzac, a position for which he ran again in the 2018 elections by the coalition Juntos Haremos Historia (Morena, Party of Work and Social Encounter Party) being triumphant despite his Detention.
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