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Police shut down roadside tianguis in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Municipal Police were accompanied by elements of the National Guard and Civil Protection when they shut down a roadside tianguis in west Playa del Carmen.

Authorities arrived in the In House area at avenidas Constituyentes and Juárez where they found around 40 vendors building makeshift stalls. The stalls were being constructed along the street, which were intended to be used for a tianguis (street market).

Authorities from Policía Municipal, the Guardia Nacional and Protección Civil proceeded to shut down the construction and already open markets set up along Lilis Avenue.

Sidney Loeza Pérez, police director of operations, spoke with the group explaining the current health epidemic and the need for a legal premises and permits.

Traffic along avenida Lilis was interrupted for about an hour by municipal patrols while they cleared the street of vendors.