The famous filmmaker from Guadalajara showed great indignation and described as "madness" that attacks of this type occur "in the name of a public health issue."
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The state of Jalisco determined in April that it would be mandatory for the population to wear mouth masks on public roads as part of sanitary measures to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.
In case of not wearing a mask, people could be arrested or pay fines. Despite the fact that some organizations said that this represented a violation of people's rights, this was continued.
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On May 4, 2020, the Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos police violently arrested a young man named Giovanni López for not wearing a mask. The incident was captured on video by his relatives, who can hear them asking the police not to rape him. However, hours later they were notified that their relative had lost his life.
Likewise, the police officers have not been subjected to an investigation, nor have Giovanni's relatives received any response to the case. For their part, López's family members assure that they have received threats from the municipality and that they even offered them money so that the video was not broadcast.
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This terrible case has caused outrage throughout the Mexican territory, for his part the filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, decided to raise his voice to demand justice. Del Toro, expressed his anger and indignation towards the Jalisco state government, in charge of Enrique Alfaro, for the death of a young bricklayer, who was a victim of police brutality, and unfortunately after having been arrested, he lost his life, cause of not wearing face masks.
It was through his official Twitter account that the award-winning wrote that there are no answers or arrests, indicating that this is not abuse of authority, it is an as3s1n4t0, meaningless, speaking that it was crazy, because this terrible incident occurred only for noncompliance with a public health matter.
The fact transcended within all social networks with the hashtag #JusticiaParaGiovanni, in turn said video circulated in which it is appreciated that the elements violently arrest the young man while he was sitting.
Action that caused Internet users to demand justice for the bricklayer in question, as indicated by acclaimed Guillermo del Toro, also thanking them for their participation in said Tweet, since non-famous users are not taken seriously.