Thirty police horses stampede through Mexico City

Authorities in Mexico City say 30 police horses escaped and galloped down one of the capital’s busiest avenues on Monday, injuring one person and damaging 11 cars.

 A video shot by a motorist and posted on YouTube shows the saddled horses galloping amongst the traffic down the Circuito Bicentenario.

Police say the horses became frightened by the sound of car engines as they were being taken out of their trailers near Congress, where they were being used to control protesters.

Local television showed pictures of the wreckage of a taxi which was trampled by the horses in the stampede.

Some of the horses were injured and were treated by the side of a road by a veterinarian.

Police said one person suffered minor injuries, adding the city’s government will pay for any damage caused by the stampede.

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