Mexican bus drivers block highway to protest crime

AP News
Posted: Mar 20, 2015 9:50 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — About 40 buses blocked one of the main highways leading north out of Mexico City in a protest over the latest killing aboard a bus by thieves.

Bus routes around Mexico City have become a favored hunting ground for bands of thieves who board buses, draw weapons and rob passengers before fleeing. In the latest incident, two thieves fatally stabbed a bus driver's assistant when he resisted their demands. The killers escaped.

Bus drivers organized Friday's blockade to demand authorities do more to ensure the safety of commuter bus lines.

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Such mass robberies occur on almost a daily basis, but attackers in the past have generally not harmed drivers, although they have routinely killed passengers who resist.