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Mexican Politician Fills Potholes With Coconut Husks To Protest Government Inaction

Creative.

Potholes has long been the bane of drivers, where not only is it an eyesore, but also poses a danger to them as it can lead to fatal accidents. However, more often than not, the authorities often seem to drag their feet when it comes to fixing potholes.

Tired of prolonged inaction, a Mexican politician has taken upon himself to “fix” multiple potholes by filling them up with coconut husks.

Mexican politician fills potholes with coconut husks to protest government inaction | weirdkaya
Photo via Facebook/Ramiro Solorio Almazán

In a Facebook post, Ramiro Solorio Almazán wrote that the “repair work” was carried out by him as a means to hopefully spur the city council into action.

“[I was] on the road to Pie de la Costa and [there were] potholes [everywhere], several cars have already been damaged, [hence] today we put coconut shells to make the problem visible and ensure it is taken care of immediately.”

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Mexican politician fills potholes with coconut husks to protest government inaction | weirdkaya
Photo via Facebook/Ramiro Solorio Almazán

Ramiro also called upon the mayor, Abelina Lópex Rodríguez, to spend less on advertisements and instead use the funds to fix the potholes.

In a separate post, Ramiro posted photos of him visiting a popular tourist spot and “fixing” the potholes as a way of “visualising the problem”.

Praised by Mexicans

Ramiro’s post has since garnered over 1k likes at press time, with many Mexicans airing their grouses over the pothole issue.

Many also thanked Ramiro for escalating the issue to the municipal council with his unorthodox approach.

Mexican politician fills potholes with coconut husks to protest government inaction | weirdkaya
Mexican politician fills potholes with coconut husks to protest government inaction | weirdkaya
Mexican politician fills potholes with coconut husks to protest government inaction | weirdkaya

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