New York Journalist Killed During Civil Protest
Bradley Will, a journalist from New York City, was shot and killed by an anti-government protester during civil unrest in the state of Oaxaca two years ago, the Mexican authorities said Friday.
The protester, Juan Manuel Martínez, was arrested in Oaxaca on Thursday and accused of homicide, the reported. Another man, who was accused of protecting him as he fled, was also arrested, said Víctor Emilio Corzo Cabañas, a deputy federal attorney general.
The two men were members of a coalition of left-wing organizations, the Oaxaca People’s Popular Assembly, that was seeking to overcome the governor of Oaxaca, officials said.
His death, and the killing of three other people that day, prompted the president at the time, Vicente Fox, to send in the federal police to clear the streets, the New York Times reported.
The left-wing coalition said in a statement that Martínez and Cabañas were innocent and that they had been mistreated.
Source: New York Times