Ten persons have been arrested for “moral damage” crimes amid a crackdown on transgender persons in the northern Mexican city of Torreon. The mayor of the city, Jorge Zermeño, is also forcing transgender persons to carry “health” ID cards and has tasked the police under his command to enforce his decision. While Zermeño, will only be the mayor of the city in the state of Coahuila for 2018, he will most likely be remembered for ordering the arrest and persecution of trans people. According to Neo Ruiz Malacara, the president of the San Aelredo LGBT rights local association, the mayor has also ordered the closing of several nightclubs, which are allegedly frequented by members of the city's LGBT community.
March 15 / TeleSUR