Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment 12 men are forced to walk in a line with their hands on their heads chanting “I mustn’t be out in the streets” by the police for breaking the Coronavirus lockdown.
The footage shows the line of 12 men walking in the streets of the city of La Libertad in the department with the same name in southwestern of El Salvador.
The men are seen walking in the street watched on by three policemen of the National Civil Police (PNC) while they repeat the phrase “No debo andar en la calle” (I mustn’t be out in the streets).
The police are heard repeating the phrase with the men to make them continue with their punishment.
The footage which has been widely shared on social media was recorded by a local resident who is heard laughing when the men pass in front of her building.
It is unknown why the 12 men were punished this way.
Reports state the President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele declared the country will be in lockdown for 30 days since 21st March.
According to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in El Salvador is 32, while no deaths have been reported yet.
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