What would your city look like if there were no police?
Unfortunately in CÃ³rdoba we found out the answer to that question just 2 days ago.
It seemed for me to be a typical day in the city. After finishing work, my wife and I decided to join up with a friend for a movie. We bought tickets to the show early, went to eat at the food court, and then when we tried to enter the theater, we knew something wasnÂ´t right. They were refunding everyoneÂ´s tickets, and we were told to leave the mall as soon as possible as the whole mall was being shut down.
We then got in the car, turned on the radio and found out that the police had gone on strike, leaving the streets free of any governmental control.
Many people fled to the streets, causing riots, looting, and plundering.
Small "gangs" of motorcycles would show up at any retail shop, use force to break in, and then basically took whatever they wanted. Many young people were seen carrying away beer, wine, and other liquors. Some were hurt, and one death has been confirmed.
Fortunately, none of our friends and family were harmed, and now things have settled back down as the government reached a deal for the pay of the police.
I have included some pictures, but here are some interesting links with images of the day: