Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on January 12, members of the National Guard (GN) began work on surveillance in facilities of the Collective Transportation System Subway (STCM). The decision for the agency to have a presence in this network was announced this morning by Claudia Sheinbaumhead of government of Mexico City.
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The official confirmed the arrival of the personnel of the GN in a message on social networks in which he reaffirmed that the objective of the presence of the national guards is to take care of the passenger integrity. In addition, he pointed out that the elements do not carry weapons with them.
“The elements of the National Guard are already arriving at the Metro stations. They are not armed, their goal is to ensure safety of users in this transport system”, he wrote from his Twitter account @Claudiashein
It was before the atypical incidents occurred in various stations in recent days, that it was decided that the GN intervene. The measure has sparked criticism from those who believe that, more than surveillance, the Metro requires maintenance and remodeling.
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In total, the Metro facilities will be guarded by 6,060 elements, as detailed by Sheinbaum during the press conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to whom he requested this support on January 11.
“Yesterday afternoon I allowed myself to speak with the President of the Republic and request the presence of the National Guard in the Mexico City Metro, this was accepted,” he said.
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The Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported that the elements of the National Guard will be deployed at the stations starting at 2:00 p.m. this Thursday, January 12.
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