Human rights defenders reported that the police also failed to comply with the detention protocols and did not inform the families of the detainees of their whereabouts. Nor did the police offer official figures on the number of jailed protesters.
Police detained several people, forced them to board vehicles without license plates, and took away their cell phones. Besides, in seeking to justify their arrest, the authorities attributed multiple crimes to the detainees, which implies serious human rights violations.
In May, the 321-year-old Giovanni Lopez, who was detained by the police because he was not wearing a mandatory mask, died in police custody because of multiple injuries. His death prompted protests against police brutality across Mexico.