PressTV/ Mexico police, protesters clash over missing students

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- Scuffles have broken out in Mexico between security forces and a group of protesters furious over the case of 43 missing young men feared to have been massacred by drug-gang hitmen working in cahoots with corrupt police.

On Thursday, the demonstrators took to the streets in the Mexican capital, Mexico City, burning tires and throwing firebombs and firecrackers at riot police, who responded with teargas to disperse the crowd.

The clashes began after hundreds of protesters blocked the main road to Mexico City International Airport for an hour.

On September 26, the 43 students, all student teachers, disappeared in the southern city of Iguala in Guerrero state following an attack by police forces suspected of having links to drug gangs. The incident took place during a protest rally over teachers’ rights.

Violent protests have erupted in the country ever since Mexican officials announced that members of the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel had confessed to killing the young men and burning their remains after receiving them from corrupt police forces.

On November 13, the families of the missing students launched a protest tour across the country, rejecting government claims that their sons have been murdered by drug gang members and calling on Mexican authorities to find them alive.

The government says it is waiting for the DNA test results of the remains, which have been sent to forensic specialists at Austria’s University of Innsbruck.




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