Protest anger over missing Mexican teachers

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In Mexico, a rally organised to demand to know the whereabouts of 43 missing trainee teachers has attracted thousands of people.

Protesters took to the streets of Acapulco saying they suspected the students were murdered by police working on behalf of gang members. One activist claims they were burned alive.

The students disappeared on September 26 after clashing with police and masked men at a rally in the southwestern state of Guerrero. Dozens of officers have been arrested.

Student Jose Rojas explained why he joined the rally:

“People are fed up and drugs gangs have already infiltrated all government institutions. They are in charge, they decide what they are going to do, or not,” he said.

Mexico has been gripped by a bloody crackdown on drugs cartels that has left 130,000 people dead.