A disturbing video depicting two gay men being arrested for kissing is going viral on TikTok.

Police cuffed the men on a beach in Tulum, Mexico, while an onlooker captured the entire incident.

“The officers approached a group of young foreigners,” Maritza Escalante recounted in her video. “After about 20 minutes passed, a patrol car arrived and proceeded to arrest them with handcuffs.”

When Escalante confronted the police officers about the reason, she was told, “because they were gay and they kissed.”

But the public crowd was having none of it, and the uproar from the surrounding sunbathers meant that police eventually caved to pressure and let the men go free.

Now, that’s being an ally. *Faith in humanity (semi) restored*

The original TikTok detailing the incident is here: