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Añorve Zealots Badly Beat Aguirre Official

By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 12 January, 2011

(Chilpancingo, AN 12 January) Each political campaign must have a representative to appear before the Guerrero State Electoral Institute (IEEG), the regulatory body charged with keeping law and order during the election campaign season. Yesterday, Guillermo Sánchez Nava, the representative of the main coalition opposing Manuel Añorve, was badly beaten by a gang of twenty Añorve sympathizers near the state capitol. The twenty or so youths, wearing black Añorve t-shirts, were tearing down election posters put up by the Aguirre campaign. When Sánchez Nava raised objections, they brutally attacked him, hitting and kicking him, leaving him unconscious on the sidewalk. They also destroyed the vehicle he was driving.

The victim was discovered by Urbano Lucas Santamría, the director of Human Rights for the PRD, who rushed Sánchez Nava to the hospital. He was listed in serious condition with internal bleeding and serious head injuries. He was then transferred to Mexico City under doctor’s orders.

The Añorve campaign lamented the incident and insisted that the delinquents were operating on their own and not in accordance with any instruction or supervision from the campaign itself.