A female tourist was attacked by a mob on Sunday after she defied the law and climbed an ancient Mayan pyramid in Mexico.
A woman, said to be a Mexican citizen, climbed the steps of the Kukulcan pyramid in Chichen Itza, in southern Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, as seen in videos circulating on social media.
He climbed to the top of the Mayan landmark and interpreted the crowd’s jokes as applause as he danced atop the temple.
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Then a worker shouted “Prison!” up the stairs to the tourist. took him to the angry crowd who were chanting slogans. in Spanish. People also threw water on the woman.
In a separate video, another woman is seen pulling a tourist’s hair out of the way, prompting the tourist to turn around and punch no one.
Yucatan’s secretary of public security told Mexican media that the woman, identified as Abigail Villalobos, was fined $5,000 pesos, or the equivalent of $258.
According to the MercoPress news agency in Uruguay, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History has banned tourists from climbing the pyramid since 2008. Two years ago, an elderly American woman fell to her death while climbing a 91-step building.
Kukulkan Pyramid, also called El Castillo or the Castle, was built by the Mayans between 800 and 1200 AD.