Raw video : MEXICO CITY – Several people were injured Friday when inmates at a prison in this capital rioted after authorities suspended family visits out of concern about the swine-flu outbreak blamed for as many as 176 deaths in Mexico.
According to prison administration officials, the riot began at mid-morning when an undetermined number of inmates from one of the cell blocks clashed with another group, hitting each other and throwing objects.
“Since family visits are suspended, they were on edge, not against the guards but with each other,” one official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Television stations showed dozens of police and family members in front of the jail as they approached, the cops in case they were needed to keep order and the visitors to find out at first hand their jailed relatives’ state of health.
The incident did not get any worse, th
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