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Vigilantes rout local police in Mexican town

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A vigilante group in Mexico's violence-ravaged southern state of Guerrero routed local police in the town of Tixtla on Monday, attacking officers and stealing rifles from police they accused of being in cahoots with organized criminals. Armed with hunting rifles and wearing green khaki shirts, members of Tixtla's "community police" attacked police officers and confiscated their weapons in broad daylight as they took over the town's municipal center. Member of the vigilante group, Gonzalo Molina, accused officers and the local government of collaborating with criminals. According to local media, members of the vigilante group mobbed officers in a three-hour attack in broad daylight. The vigilante group targeted police to demand the release of members of their self defense civilian group. Mexican authorities have faced a careful balancing act in handling the issue of Guerrero's vigilante groups with the new civi

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