Yester-night, Tens of thousands of people marched down Mexico City’s main boulevard to protest the disappearance of 43 young people in the south of the country and demand the government find them.
The largely young crowd carried Mexican flags with black mourning bands replacing the red and green stripes, counting off the numbers from one to 43. Protesters also chanted: “They took them away alive, and alive we want them back.”
In Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero state, groups of protesters angry about the government’s inability to find the missing used hijacked trucks to block all three highways leading into the city for several hours.
The missing youths were enrolled at a rural teachers college in Guerrero who were taken away by police after a confrontation in the city of Iguala on Sept. 26.
Prosecutors say the students were later handed over to a drug gang, some of whose members have claimed to have killed the youths. But despite a widespread search, authorities have been unable to find any sign of the students.
Many of the parents of the missing youths joined the Mexico City protest march Wednesday, carrying hand-painted portraits of the young men…