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Mexican mob beats 6 people accused of practising witchcraft [May. 8th, 2005|09:23 pm]
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SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico (AP) - A mob beat six people accused of practising witchcraft in a mountainous corner of Mexico's southernmost state but police intervened before anyone was killed, authorities said Friday.


More than 100 inhabitants of the isolated and largely native town Pantlho in Chiapas state gathered at midday Thursday, cornering six locals who were accused of meeting in a home to practise witchcraft, said Armando Juarez, the community's mayor.


Responding to emergency calls, soldiers and police attempted to negotiate their way into the town as the mob beat its victims and made plans to hang them at a soccer stadium, Juarez said.


Authorities were able to disperse much of the crowd around 11 p.m. local time and had rescued the victims by the early hours of Friday morning. They were taken to medical centres in neighbouring towns.


Residents demanded the victims be ordered to pay a fine because of local ordinances banning witchcraft.
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From: etherealprimate
2005-05-08 07:23 pm (UTC)
A modern day witch hunt. A hanging? I suppose its a bit more humane than crushing them with stones until they confessed to being witches and THEN hanging them or burning them...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-08 07:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, just a bit. I was pretty horrified, thought ya'll would be too.

Except for the witch hunters among you of course.
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[User Picture]From: huh_uh_bob
2005-05-08 07:55 pm (UTC)
this is off topic, but i was thinking of buying my mom deadwood on dvd for her bday... but they didn't have it... and i wasn't sure what the show was about or if it was good... i ended up buying her everybody loves raymond, season 1.

and now back on topic...

that's freaking horrible =(

things like that make me really sad and pissed
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-08 08:04 pm (UTC)
It is horrible.

ALMOST as horrible as buying your Mother Everyone Lovbes Raymond season one, INSTEAD of Deadwood Season One.

You MUST remedy that immmmmmeeeeeeeediately.

It's like the difference between buying your Mom the boxed wine, or like a 300 dollar bottle of amazing wine, that will make her knees weak just remembering.
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-05-08 09:15 pm (UTC)
haha, saaad.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-08 10:40 pm (UTC)
Then why are you laughing?
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[User Picture]From: geoffrey_lli
2005-05-08 09:55 pm (UTC)
And here I was, thinking we were living in the 21st centure not the 17th...

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-08 10:42 pm (UTC)
A common misconception.
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From: thedude05
2005-05-09 01:21 am (UTC)
Burn them at the stake!!!

But seriously, thats pretty horrific :-\
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-09 09:58 am (UTC)
Idn't it?
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[User Picture]From: phekkin_nej
2005-05-09 01:44 am (UTC)
My husband das_phule is Mexican & a Solitary Wiccan
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-09 10:00 am (UTC)
I suppose he'd better not travel there for vacation then. ;)
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From: lostways
2005-05-09 02:20 am (UTC)
mothers day was ruin by my sister
and i going to go this place and blow up the people of this town morons
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-09 10:00 am (UTC)
No, don't respond to violence with violence. :( Intellect!

And what happened with your sis?
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[User Picture]From: noblestride
2005-05-09 09:09 am (UTC)
I am. However, Mexico is a very Catholic country. Maybe not to the same degree as Rome (house of the Vatican) or other such countries. But Mexicans have a strong faith in God and some extremists can go a bit too far at times.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-09 03:44 pm (UTC)
It's sad.
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From: m_buggie
2005-05-09 09:36 am (UTC)
All I can say is that I'm grateful those zealots are nowhere near me.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-09 03:48 pm (UTC)
I bet there's extremists there too. :( Scary world we live in...

You gotta watch out for that Reefer.. it's what causes it. ;)

*watching right now*
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From: thedude05
2005-05-09 12:43 pm (UTC)
If you guys think that is bad?

http://www.ntlworld.com/partners/itn/britain/story1832237.php Read that, this is just evil and sick.. these people must be locked up and they key thrown away.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-09 04:19 pm (UTC)
Oh my God, How horrific. I really hope that's wrong.
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[User Picture]From: richter_belmont
2005-05-09 09:57 pm (UTC)

OOOH-OOOH, WITCHY WOMAN

Seriously though, that is terrible.    :(

At least the authorities intervened in time to save them...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-09 10:40 pm (UTC)

Re: OOOH-OOOH, WITCHY WOMAN

I know.. but did you get the feeling from reading it that they only did it because they knew they'd be in deep trouble if they didn't? They didn't seem to enthusiastic about it.. maybe I'm wrong.
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[User Picture]From: afropunk629
2005-05-11 11:44 am (UTC)
PONY!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-11 01:34 pm (UTC)
... Exactly.
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[User Picture]From: lynphoenyx
2005-05-12 01:50 pm (UTC)
I laughed at the stupidity at the end..the town wants them to pay a fine! WTF!!! They're lucky they're not in the US where those 6 people would own the whole town and everyone in it before our legal system was done!
I am curious if they were really practicing witchcraft. lol that in no way justifies how they were treated. I mean if they really were...that town just pissed off 6 people they were already afraid of. What do they expect the "witches" to do now?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-05-12 09:07 pm (UTC)
People are evil. And yeah, totally. Big mess.
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