Mexican residents tie mayor to a tree after failing to fufill promises.

Residents from Frontera Comalapa, Mexico, tied up mayor Óscar Ramírez to a tree during the inauguration of a new water tank Monday  

Residents were upset with the poor condition of the new concrete tank, which they claimed had holes that were covered in concrete

Despite photos that showed Ramírez tied to a tree, the mayor appeared in a video claiming it was not true.

A mayor in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas was tied to a tree by angry residents who were disgusted with the poor condition of a new water tank.

Local media outlets reported that Óscar Ramírez was presenting a series of public projects that had been promised to habitants of the city of Frontera Comalapa on Monday.

A mayor in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas was tied to a tree by angry residents who were disgusted with the poor condition of a new water tank.

Local media outlets reported that Óscar Ramírez was presenting a series of public projects that had been promised to habitants of the city of Frontera Comalapa on Monday.

Representatives from 11 communities that make up the town, which sits across the border from Guatemala, confronted and questioned Ramírez over the water system’s dilapidated state before they temporarily held him against his own will.

Ramírez was photographed wearing a face mask with his hands behind his back and tied to the tree.

A man who identifies himself as a member of a neighborhood association can be heard in a video posted online show slamming the concrete water tank’s condition.

The community leader climbed down into the tank and scrapped the tank’s surface, which had been covered with cement to prevent the water from leaking out. 

‘He promised us that it would be a decent work for the people of Comalapa, but it was all a sham because the water system does not work well,’ a resident said, according to El Sol de Mexico.  

Óscar Ramírez, who is the mayor of the southern Mexican city of Frontera Comalapa, claimed he was never tied to the tree after meeting 11 community members after he unveiled a new water tank

Source: Daily Mail