Mexico: Violence flares as anger continues over missing students

Posted on October 15, 2014 • Filed under: Conflicts, Crime, Mexico, Social Issues reported Mexico violence flares as fury grows over fate of missing students
Demonstrators attack government building with rocks and Molotov cocktails in protest at alleged abduction by police. Firefighters tackle fires in Chilpancingo after city hall was set on fire by demonstrators in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero. Photograph: Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters

Hundreds of students and teachers have smashed windows and started fires inside a state capital building in southern Mexico, as fury erupted over the disappearance of 43 young people believed to have been abducted by local police linked to a drug cartel.

The protesters called for the safe return of the students from a rural teachers’ college in Guerrero state, who have been missing since 26 September. But fears are growing that their bodies may be in 10 newly discovered mass graves. Read Article

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