CIUDAD MIER, Tamaulipas – Several residents in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas took to the streets to protest the disappearance of two underage teenagers from Ciudad Mier. Police arrested the two teens on traffic violations but have since gone missing. Various social media posts claimed the teens worked as cartel lookouts at the time of their disappearance.
Outraged residents took to the streets and blocked off the main highway in Ciudad Mier that runs through that city. The demonstrators demanded answers from state and local officials, video from the protest showed. When the group blocked the streets, they set fire to several tires as a way to block traffic. While the protests were not violent, state and local authorities responded in case they escalated.
According to relatives, police arrested the teens in Ciudad Mier in connection to a traffic violation. The cops turned the pair over to transit authorities