Marco Antonio Pazuengo Salazar

On 03 of January 2017, the social leader Marco Antonio Pazuengo Salazar, 37 years old was shot dead by national police agents during a group protest in San Diego Ocoyoac, in Mexico City.

According to Julia Juárez, street vendor coordinator, Pazuengo Salazar was protesting against the rising price of fuel and as he was escaping the violence of the police security agents, he received several bullets which has caused his immediate death. According to witness reports the demonstration that took place in a petrol station located next to the Pantheon Mexico – Tacuba was totally peaceful, until the police arrived.

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Department/Province/State:State of Mexico



Date of Killing:03/01/2017

Previous Threats:No information

Type of Work:Social protester

Organisation:Comerciantes ambulantes de la delegación Miguel Hidalgo

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Freedom of Expression, Labour/Trade Union

More information:Front Line Defenders

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