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.
I Respect Any Drug Kingpin Worth 3Billion A Year #FreeElChapoGuzman
He got arrested for being one of the realist mexicans their ever was #FreeElChapo
We ain't on El Chapo's dick, we just respecting his hustle. #FreeElChapo
Others were saddened by the news.
I probably just woke up to the worst news! #FreeElChapo
Ya agarraron al chapo mi vida no tiene sentido ya #freeelchapoguzman
my heart is seriously broken. #Freeelchapoguzman
Sad day for us Mexicans they finally caught the big boss ! #FreeElChapoGuzman
There are those who believe he helped make Mexico a better place.
But a lot of people fail to realize that El Chapo helped Mexico more than their Government #FreeElChapoGuzman
Can't believe El Chapo Guzman got caught today In a way he was like the Mexican Robinhood #FreeElChapoGuzman
I'm so fucking pissed offfffff #FreeElChapoGuzman he's the reason that Mexico was getting better.
El Chapo helped alot of poeple you dumb ass piece of shit. La gente lo queria y por eso nadien lo entrego en 13 años #FreeElChapo
Dumb ass people who think El chapo should stay locked up. You obviously don't know the moral of his story and shit he does. #FreeElChapo
While others proclaim El Chapo’s innocence.
#FreeElChapoGuzman ✊ he ain't done shit !
El chapo shouldn't be punished in my opinion. #FreeElChapoGuzman
El chapo is a very nice guy, but the Fed don't understand that! #FreeElChapo
Some expressed their anger toward Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and the law enforcement officials who carried out the arrest.
Fuck the Feds, #FreeElChapoGuzman
Cops are worthless pieces of shits #FreeElChapoGuzman
I dont think Usa Know What They Got Themself Into #freeelchapoguzman
While others feel he’ll get out in no time.
#FreeElChapo boss man will be out . It won't stop him from makin moves