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Mexicali Protestors Take ‘Tomato-throwing’ Action Against Skyrocketing Utility Prices

MEXICALI, B.C. (KYMA/KECY) - The Federal Electric Commission (CFE) building in Mexicali remained closed throughout the day on Wednesday after protestors organized outside of the building in protest of skyrocketing electrical prices.

Sergio Tamai Quintero, the leader of the Mexicali Civic Front (Frente Cívico Mexicalense), mentioned the group gathered in protest as well as attacked the building with eggs, spoiled tomatoes and water balloons. Protestors also burned two pinatas that represented the CFE and its director Manuel Barttlet.

Tamai Quintero, addressing the crowd, made it clear that Mexicali's local government has not put into the effect the summer subsidy that traditionally rolls-out on May 1st, this as expensive electric bills begin to arrive as warmer temperatures force residents to turn A/C's on.

According to Tamai Quintero, those who have fallen behind on their electric bill are still facing disconnections on-top of the newly added fees.

The fronts leader said protests will continue until subsidies roll-in and higher rates on electric bills come to an end.

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