Members of Public Safety System, or community police of Guerrero state, commemorate the first anniversary of their foundation in Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero state, January 5, 2014. Groups of ... more 
Members of Public Safety System, or community police of Guerrero state, commemorate the first anniversary of their foundation in Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero state, January 5, 2014. Groups of community police entered the village of Paracuaro in neighbouring Michoacan state on Saturday and disarmed the federal police after multiple clashes to gain control over the town in an effort to rid the area of the Knights Templar cartel (Caballeros Templarios), according to local media. Michoacan has been rocked by repeated explosions of civil unrest in 2013 and vigilante groups have sprung up in the region which complain that state and federal police are not protecting them from the gangs. REUTERS/Jesus Solano (MEXICO - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST) less 
1 / 2
Reuters | Photo By STRINGER / REUTERS
Mon, Jan 6, 2014 2:04 AM EST