Mexican Police Arrest Gay Couple For Kissing In Public
Sharing a kiss in public.
Jorge, 24, and Alan, 26, were accused of ‘disturbing the peace’ by officers as they kissed on a street corner at around 10pm in La Paz on Sunday (20 April).
The couple claims an officer approached them, called them a homophobic slur, and ordered them to come with him to a police station.
When they refused, the policeman allegedly ‘violently’ forced them into a van and held them at the station for a few hours.
They were released after paying a fine of 300 pesos each ($23, €17).
"While we know of other cases, this is the first time something like this has happened to us," Jorge said, according to local media.
"Yes, people have shouted ugly things before, but we have never bothered the authorities.
"We were terrified. The officers who arrested us were homophobic, corrupt liars. We never bothered the public order."
Considering the progress we've seen in Mexico in recent years with regards to marriage equality, this is pretty shocking.
Is this typical behavior on the part of the police in Mexico, Instincters?