Thousands of students are up in arms in the Mexican capital following the latest evidence from the mass graves in Iguala that are being examined in Guerrero state.
There is still no news of their 43 fellow students who were kidnapped, who many believe are dead; massacred by municipal police in league with criminal gangs.
“We want to know where they are. We want them alive. We want answers. Because as a student nowadays one is in danger in Mexico. And one is in danger because the government is afraid of students, it sees us as a threat because we challenge them,” said one young man.
The lawlessness and loss of life in Guerrero and elsewhere in Mexico is becoming a serious problem for the government, which promised to end the violence in its election campaign two years ago.
Protesters stoned the Attorney General’s headquarters and tried to set it on fire. It issued a statement saying 50 arrests, mostly of police officers, have been made already in the case. The demonstration also managed to close Mexico City’s main thoroughfare.
As this was going on back in Guerrero students and teachers marched together to demand more support for education, blocking the state highway linking it to Mexico City.