Thousands march in Mexico for 43 missing students

Thousands march in Mexico for 43 missing students

Marking four months since 43 students went missing in Mexico’s Guerrero state, supporters demanded the students’ return during mass demonstrations in Mexico and abroad.

Thousands of protesters attended marches across Mexico on Monday, according to local media, with many blaming the state for the students’ disappearance. In Mexico City, protesters converged from four directions for a rally on Zocalo Square.

As the protesters marched they chanted: “Careful with Guerrero, a guerrilla state” and held banners that read: “They Took Them Alive, We Want Them Back Alive!”

At other marches in other states including Guerrero — where the students attended a rural teachers training college — Chiapas and Veracruz, protesters held photographs of the missing students and stood in front of government buildings, reported SinEmbargo, a local news website. Thousands have demonstrated in Mexico and major U.S. cities since the students disappeared on Sept. 26.

Family members and classmates of the missing students released a video on Sunday, urging people to attend the Monday protests to put pressure on the government, which has made little progress in the case. The remains of one student, Alexander Mora, have been identified, but the 42 others remain missing.

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