Mexican officials transferred 214 detainees from a prison in the eastern state of Veracruz to make way for a Mel Gibson film, despite the protests of relatives.
Ignacio Allende prison chief Victor Gerardo Hernandez said Saturday that 1,100 detainees remained there, but did not rule out transferring more detainees to Villa Aldama penitentiary 31 miles away.
Saturday’s operation lasted five hours. Military officers were deployed to keep relatives away from prisoners, who fought with police several days earlier after learning of the imminent transfer. Hundreds of family members protested the move.
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