TikTok captures an angry mob booing a tourist who climbed a protected Mayan pyramid in Mexico: 'lock her up' – Yahoo! Voices

An unidentified woman climbed the historical Chichén Itzá pyramid in Mexico and danced on the steps.
She was escorted down and booed by people who threw water over her when she reached the bottom.
Clips of the incident have gone viral on Twitter and TikTok, accusing her of being disrespectful.
Footage of a woman climbing the steps of a protected Mayan pyramid in Mexico as a crowd of people call her out has blown up online, with many viewers accusing her of being disrespectful.
One version of the clip, which was uploaded by TikTok user @angelalopeze on November 21 and has received 3.7 million views, shows an unidentified woman scaling the steps of the Chichén Itzá, also known as El Castillo, a historical Mayan site in Yucatán, Mexico, that’s been declared a UNESCO world heritage site.
The woman can be seen walking up the pyramid and dancing on the steps. She is followed by what appears to be a member of security who gestures for her to come down.
A gathering crowd can be heard shouting at the woman as she makes her way down the steps. At the bottom, she’s met by a throng of people who boo her and throw water in her direction as she’s escorted away. The chants from the crowd, mostly in Spanish, include, “out,” “lock her up,” and “jail!”
The caption on the TikTok video reads, “this is so disrespectful… don’t mess with my Mexican people.” Many of the top comments appeared to agree, while others highlighted the safety risks involved in the climb.
One comment with over 8,000 likes said, “I don’t understand why they want to climb it. It’s so steep, and it’s historical. I mean one mistake and they’re tumbling to their death.”
Another video of the incident posted on Twitter which has over 7.1 million views shows the woman being led through the crowd of people throwing bottles in her direction, and one person can be seen grabbing her hair.
—Fernando Salvador (@ferchavagil) November 21, 2022
While tourists used to be able to climb the pyramid, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) has prohibited visitors from climbing the monuments since 2008. According to Mexico’s federal law on archaeological, artistic, and historic monuments and areas, anyone who violates or desecrates such areas is subject to a sanction and a fine of up to 50,000 pesos ($2,572.97).
A statement provided to Insider by Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History confirmed the woman, identified as a tourist, “breached the ban to access the steps of El Castillo, affecting the operation of the site.”
“The Ministry of Culture and the INAH call on the general public to respect the provisions established for public visits to archaeological zones and historical sites, which are determined to guarantee a safe and enjoyable experience,” the statement continued. “As well as to guarantee the conservation of heritage sites.”
It added that the incident had been transferred to the Yucatán public safety authorities.
Local law enforcement in Yucatán did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
For more stories like this, check out coverage from Insider’s Digital Culture team here.
Read the original article on Insider
More than 15,000 people have gone missing during the full-scale war in Ukraine, Matthew Holliday, director of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), said on Nov. 24.
Bishop Thomas Tobin, known for his controversial tweets, is not retiring yet. But he will serve alongside a new bishop.
Who is Bishop Henning? Here's what we know about the new Coadjutor Bishop the Diocese of Providence announced Wednesday.
The man was taken to the Clinton County Jail on open warrants and suspicion of fleeing and eluding and methamphetamine possession, officials said.
Affordable luxury bedding is so hard to come by. Over 100,000 Amazon shoppers love this cool and soft sheet set that's up to 65% off.
Kanye West is announcing another bid for the white house in 2024. In a video posted to his Twitter account, he shares a conversation he claims he had with former president Trump at Mar-a-Lago. West says he asked Trump to join his ticket as the vice president. Trump allegedly told Kanye not to run and that he will lose.
A Colombian judge has been suspended for three months after showing up to a virtual court hearing half-naked and smoking a cigarette while in bed.
She'll never step foot in a Goodwill ever again.
A Columbian judge has reportedly been suspended after she was caught on camera smoking in her underwear during a Zoom hearing. This video circulating on social media allegedly shows judge Vivian Polania lying on a bed puffing a cigarette during a virtual debate. Ms Polania has previously been issued warnings about her personal Instagram posts, which also show her in her underwear. In response, she said she was just expressing herself as a "braless and open-minded" woman. The hearing in question was about whether a man held over a car bomb terror attack should be granted bail.Twitter
The newspaper's editorial board implored the extremist Republican to "stop the intolerance."
"I was always overwhelmed by not knowing what to say after Christmas break when teachers would go around the room and ask what presents everyone got."View Entire Post ›
A Russian musician who served a two-year sentence at a Russian penal colony in Mordovia told MSNBC that she's "terrified" for Brittney Griner.
Right-wing attorney Jenna Ellis, who has a history of anti-LGBTQ bigotry, suggested the victims were suffering in hell.
As investigators search for a suspect in the slaying of four University of Idaho students, a third unsolved stabbing has resurfaced with eerie similarities.
A Walmart manager opened fire on fellow employees in the break room of a Virginia store, killing six people in the country’s second high-profile mass shooting in four days, police and witnesses said Wednesday. The gunman, who apparently shot himself, was dead when officers found him, police said. There was no clear motive for the shooting, which also left at least six people wounded, including one critically. The store in Chesapeake, Virginia’s second-largest city, was busy just before the attac
An arrest warrant has been issued in the death of Shanquella Robinson, a Charlotte woman killed while vacationing in Mexico, according to a Mexican prosecutor and confirmed by ABC.
The suspect in a mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, was a longtime employee who a former co-worker described as paranoid but not violent.
The exchange between the two came in a week that featured high-profile mass shootings at a Colorado nightclub and at a Walmart in Virginia.
The children begged the man to slow down or stop, but he refused to do so, authorities said.
Two homeless women in California returned a large amount of cash to a neighbor whose van was recently destroyed in a fire.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *