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VIDEO: Residents slammed against wall, arrested after criticizing city commissioners at public meeting

A Mercedes, Texas city commission meeting devolved into chaos Tuesday when police arrested several residents who attempted to speak out against an effort to remove a freshman councilman.

A melee erupted in the legislative chamber of the Mercedes City Commission before the 6 p.m. meeting even started, with local residents who support commissioner Leonel Benavidez yelling at members attempting to remove him from office, The Monitor reports.

Uniformed and plain clothed officers locked down the three entrances to the building and physically blocked residents and the media from entering the meeting, as other officers removed one man and two woman, including some with bright orange shirts that read “Voice for […]

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