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Mexicans protest govt. response to massacre of students

27 April 2016 11:32


Thousands of people have staged a demonstration in the Mexican capital to express their outrage at the government’s response to the massacre of 43 students in 2014.

Some 2,000 protesters, including parents and relatives of the victims, gathered in Mexico City on Tuesday, carrying small torches as well as black and white photos of the 43 students.

The students disappeared on September 26, 2014, after participating in a protest in the southwestern city of Iguala, Guerrero State.

The Mexican government says the missing students were kidnapped by corrupt municipal policemen and handed over to the local drug gang Guerreros Unidos.

The gang apparently massacred them and burned their bodies at a garage dump, and dropped their remains in a nearby river, a government investigation concluded.

Relatives of the victims, however, dismissed the government version of the incident.

A group of international experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) cast doubt on the government’s account of the incident in a number of reports.

In a report on Sunday, the panel said the government’s stonewalling stopped them from reaching the truth.

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