Death of Mexican woman pinned by cops draws comparisons to George Floyd

Death of Mexican woman pinned by cops draws comparisons to George Floyd


A hotel worker in Mexican tourist hotspot Tulum died after cops pinned her to the ground with a knee on her neck in a case being compared to the harrowing death of George Floyd.

Victoria Salazar, a 36-year-old mother of two teenage daughters, died March 27 when four officers arrested her for disorderly conduct, with an autopsy showing her neck had been broken.

Images of her final moments show her face down on the street with two of the officers leaning on her back and neck, El Pais said. A video published by news site Noticaribe also showed her writhing and crying out as she was pinned to the ground.

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The case drew quick comparisons to the shocking death of 46-year-old dad Floyd in Minneapolis last May — although so far it has yet to spark similar outrage or mass protests, El Pais noted.

However, it quickly triggered a diplomatic spat with El Salvador, its Central American neighbor outraged

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