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Lev Tahor escape detention in Mexico after police raid

A group of about 20 members of a Lev Tahor cult escaped from a Mexican detention center in the southern state of Chiapas on Wednesday night, according to a Reuters reporter who filmed the incident.

The group was being held by Mexico's National System for Integral Family Development, or DIF, following a raid by Mexican police on Friday that targeted Lev Tahor - a strict Jewish cult that practices arranged marriages and full-body coverings for girls as young as three.

The cult is estimated to consist of about 200 to 300 people and rejects the state of Israel.



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