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Tens of Thousands Protest Student Disappearances in Mexico

HeadlineNov 06, 2014

Tens of thousands of people have marched in Mexico City and across Mexico to protest the disappearance of 43 students missing from the southern state of Guerrero for nearly six weeks. Demonstrators have denounced the inability of the federal and state governments to find the students and continued to call for them to be returned alive. The students disappeared following a police ambush, and it is believed they were turned over to a drug gang with close ties to the mayor of Iguala and his wife. The fugitive couple were arrested this week, but there is still no news of the students’ whereabouts. One group of demonstrators has been marching from Iguala toward Mexico City. Speaking in the state of Morelos, Israel Castrejon compared the disappearance to the Tlatelolco student massacre of 1968.

Israel Castrejon: “The reason for this march is to stop the homicide of youths that has existed for the past two decades. It seems that being young is a crime. It seems they want to exterminate this generation, as they did 48 years ago.”

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