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Striking workers evicted with gas at the Mexican Dos Bocas refinery

Villahermosa (Mexico), Oct 13 (EFE) .- Three injured was the balance this Wednesday of a clash between riot police who fired gases against employees who are on strike at the Dos Bocas refinery, in the Mexican state of Tabasco, according to reports. Workers.

The eviction occurred at 6 a.m. local time (11 a.m. GMT) when employees demanding a salary increase and other benefits tried to enter the facilities through one of the main entrances.

The three injured employees were taken to the hospital in the neighboring municipality of Cárdenas.

“The police began to distribute toletazos (clubs) everywhere and a tear gas grenade even grazed me, I was broadcasting live and another one touched me again on the head. Several colleagues were beaten and taken away. They also shot them. bullets and we had to move away, “said one of the workers who recorded the attack on camera and preferred to remain anonymous.

So far the authorities of the southeastern state of Tabasco have not reported whether in the brawl they detained employees in protest, nor the official number of wounded.

“The National Guard informs that at the moment it is not participating in any procedure related to the Dos Bocas refinery in Tabasco,” the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC) in Mexico reported on Twitter.

The more than 1,500 dissatisfied workers – from the ICA Fluor company – expressed concern after the attack and the lack of response from the authorities.

“We do not know if we are going to work or what agreements are going to be made. This is going on tomorrow and all the people come,” said another worker.

The strike began on Tuesday and is now on its second day.

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