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Mexico: Protesters attack state congress over missing student teachers01:12

Mexico: Protesters attack state congress over missing student teachers

Mexico, Chilpancingo
April 27, 2015 at 04:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Demonstrators attacked the state congress building in Chilpancingo, Sunday, in a protest marking seven months since the disappearance of 43 student teachers from the College of Ayotzinapa in Iguala. Protesters used a truck to ram the entrance of the legislative building, threw missiles at windows, and set fire to a truck in the car park outside.

Mexican authorities arrested the Mayor of Iguala Jose Luis Abarcaz and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda, over the disappearances and on accusations that Abarcaz was the head a local drug gang known as the Guerreros Unidos (United Warriors), but failed to charge them with any crime.

Forty-three students, that were training to be teachers at the College of Ayotzinapa, went missing on September 26 after being detained by police in Iguala, a town in the state of Guerrero. An independent investigation released in December 2014 stated that the Federal Police were involved in the disappearances, handing the students over to local gang members. The allegations of political and police corruption have led to mass protests throughout the country.

The remains of only one of the 43 missing students, Alexander Mora, have been identified so far.

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Demonstrators attacked the state congress building in Chilpancingo, Sunday, in a protest marking seven months since the disappearance of 43 student teachers from the College of Ayotzinapa in Iguala. Protesters used a truck to ram the entrance of the legislative building, threw missiles at windows, and set fire to a truck in the car park outside.

Mexican authorities arrested the Mayor of Iguala Jose Luis Abarcaz and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda, over the disappearances and on accusations that Abarcaz was the head a local drug gang known as the Guerreros Unidos (United Warriors), but failed to charge them with any crime.

Forty-three students, that were training to be teachers at the College of Ayotzinapa, went missing on September 26 after being detained by police in Iguala, a town in the state of Guerrero. An independent investigation released in December 2014 stated that the Federal Police were involved in the disappearances, handing the students over to local gang members. The allegations of political and police corruption have led to mass protests throughout the country.

The remains of only one of the 43 missing students, Alexander Mora, have been identified so far.