Weeks went on and you could tell that almost everybody had become aware of the lack of transit police and no one was adhering to red lights if there wasn’t any oncoming traffic. The majority of people began treating red lights like a “yield” sign. They’d slow down, check that no cars were coming, and if there weren’t, they’d just roll through the red light instead of sitting there for a minute or two, as traffic backed up behind them.
But, it got even better. The municipal police also then went on strike… and no one noticed.
I mentioned to my friend how much everything has been so much better in Acapulco for the last few months and said people just seem happier and I assumed it was just because traffic was flowing so much better. He then said, “Actually, the municipal police are on strike now too… so people are probably just a lot happier in general because there isn’t really anyone around to bother them.”
And then it got even better, this week, when the Mexican military decided to take away all the guns from the municipal police – who are still on strike!
Now, the transit and municipal police, faced with a very happy public and having been disarmed are protesting for the government to let them come back to “work”! The public in general is apathetic to it all with the vast majority of people not caring too much if they ever come back to work or not!
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