Mexico City Detains 226 After Flash Mob Violence

San Francisco Chronicle, July 16, 2012

Police held 226 mostly minors for questioning Monday after what appeared to be one of Mexico’s first instances of flash mob violence. Ninety-one youths were let go during the day for lack of evidence, while the others remained in custody.

The use of social networks is growing in Mexico, but the country had largely escaped the kind of rapidly formed, fast-moving youth mobs seen in Europe and the United States before the outbreak of violence in the capital Sunday.


[Mexico City police chief Manuel] Mondragon said as many as 600 angry youths who couldn’t get in to the [reggaeton music] concert went on a rampage at local subway stations, damaging turnstiles and streetlamps, robbing people and tossing fireworks in an area popular among foreign residents and tourists. A police car had its windshield smashed.


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  • MrGJG

    Hopefully it catches on over there and they start killing each other. Whatever it takes to keep them over there.

  • Capnmorgan5150

    Maybe this will wake White people up who want to vacation in Mexico. I wouldn’t go there if you paid me.

  • bluffcreek1967

    So, in other words, it’s once again Black-Jamaican hip-hop influenced music that contributed to this violence? It might be a musical mix of salsa and Latin hip-hop, but its source is still the tribal and savage mindset of the Black man.    

  • Amazing.  They can actually get away with arresting flash mobs.  If our police tried that, they would be sued into the ground.

    • HenryHolliday

      Mexican police operate under few restraints. They would deal harshly withthis kind of behaviour. You could count on many of the flash mobbers getting “calibrated”.

  • Yes, Mexicans seem to have penchant for adopting the black thug lifestyle.

  • Marc B.

    There are a small number of whites from the US moving to third world hellholes like Mexico (and expat enclaves throughout Central America) thinking they are avoiding the current soft tyranny in the USA. Most survival relocation experts recommend against doing so because of these incidents. It’s never a good idea to voluntarily become a racial or ethnic minority, but to do so in a poor, non-white country is especially naive.