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"We don't have confidence in the government," he said. "We've asked for help for years and have received the same. The government is compromised by organized crime."
The vigilantes have surrounded the farming hub of Apatzingan, considered the command post of the Knights Templar, and but had said they were not going into the main city at the request of the army.
"They opened fire on civilians. How it that justified?" Beltran told MVS radio.
He told The Associated Press that only one of the dead was a self-defense group member.
Imagine that. On the cusp of driving out the cartel who ravaged your town. You see the military roll up and think backup has arrived but when the shooting starts it's your own government firing at you.