Mayor Beatriz Hernández generated outrage among a group of journalists who were demanding justice for the death of reporter Israel Vázquez, who was attacked with bullets during the news coverage of a criminal event, by suggesting the risk to which he was exposed when entering a dangerous neighborhood .
“The truth is that going to 6, 5 and a half in the morning to cover a note to that place that we all know is so dangerous,” said the municipal president in the council hall.
“We are journalists, we are journalists,” they interrupted her.
The mayor commented that in acts (of violence) “neither the Red Cross nor the ambulances arrive until the security elements are already in place.”
The communicators commented that it is not only self-care, but that the authorities must comply with the protocols to guarantee the promotion and respect for freedom of expression and journalism, which is something that is not being seen.
That the security authorities as the first respondent, in criminal events, create spaces for reporters to carry out their work.
Last Monday, the 911 Emergency service received two reports about the abandonment of human remains on Villa Salamanca Boulevard, Villa Salamanca 400 neighborhood, the first at 5:40 a.m. and the second a minute later, but it was until At 6:12 in the morning that elements of the National Guard arrived at the place, where they found Israel Vázquez wounded by firearm impacts, for which they requested support to transfer him to a hospital, which according to the Attorney General’s Office of the State entered at 6:57 am.
Beatriz Hernández commented that it is important that when they learn of an event, journalists speak so that Security can accompany them.