The Arrest Of A Drug Kingpin Caused A Twitter Firestorm

Whether these are sarcastic or real, #FreeElChapo was indeed a thing.

1. Early Saturday morning, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the world’s most-wanted drug lord, was arrested by Mexican authorities.

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2. The news quickly set off a Twitter storm with people using the hashtag #FreeElChapo to express their feelings about the breaking news.

Some paid their respects to the arrested Sinaloa drug cartel leader.

Others were saddened by the news.

There are those who believe he helped make Mexico a better place.

While others proclaim El Chapo’s innocence.

Some expressed their anger toward Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and the law enforcement officials who carried out the arrest.

While others feel he’ll get out in no time.

And finally, there are those who disagree with the use of #FreeElChapo.

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