Angry protesters block Mexican highway over missing students

Angry protesters block Mexican highway over missing students

Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:3AM GMT

Thousands of protesters angry about the unconfirmed slaughter of 43 Mexican students have blocked off the highway connecting Mexico City and the resort town of Acapulco.

The latest rally took place in Guerrero’s capital Chilpancingo on Wednesday as some 2,000 people, including the parents of the missing trainee teachers, gathered to mark the passing of two months since their disappearance.

On September 26, the 43 students 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.

The families of the missing students refuse to accept their deaths and demand that Mexican authorities return them home 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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