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article imageVideo: Around 30 police horses stampede in Mexico City

By Anne Sewell     Sep 4, 2013 in Odd News
Mexico - Around 30 police horses escaped and galloped crazily down one of Mexico City's busiest streets, injuring one person and damaging 11 cars on Tuesday.
In a video captured by a motorist and posted on YouTube, we can see the saddled horses galloping along in the traffic on Circuito Bicentenario.
The Mexican capital was on a high security alert for President Enrique Peña Nieto's state of the union address that day.
According to police, the horses were frightened by the sound of car engines as they were taken from their trailers near Congress, where they were to be used to control protesters.
The horses decided to do a protest of their own, and the video above shows photos of a taxi, trampled and wrecked by the horses in their rampage.
A veterinarian treated eight of the horses on the side of the road for injuries to their hoofs in the stampede. No deaths were reported.
Police say that one person suffered minor injuries and that Mexico City's government will pay for any damage caused in the incident.
The incident has sparked criticism of horse-mounted police operations in sprawling Mexico City.
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