Friday, February 27, 2015

Violent arrests as hundreds rally over 43 missing students in Mexico (VIDEO)

A protester (C) is detained by riot police after a protest march
to demand justice for the 43 missing students of the
Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College, at Zocalo Square
in Mexico City February 26, 2015 (Reuters / Henry Romero)
RT | Feb 27, 2015

Mexican police have violently arrested protesters rallying in the country's capital. The demonstrators are demanding a thorough investigation into the disappearance of 43 students in September.

Clashes between police and protesters broke out during the organized demonstration on the five-month anniversary of the disappearance of the students, who were attending a teacher training college in Ayotzinapa, located in southwestern Guerrero state.

Thousands have been rallying in the streets of Mexico City, carrying banners with the portraits of the missing students. Their parents were leading the demonstration.

Speaking to the media, the spokesman for the families, Felipe de la Cruz, called the disappearance a "state crime" that "should not go unpunished", according to news agency EFE.

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