Mexican protesters clash with police over missing students

Police clash with protesters outraged over 43 missing college students in Mexico last year, leaving 13 injured

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Police confronted demonstraters using tear gas as they protest against the disappearance of 43 students

At least 11 officiers and two students were wounded during clashes between police and the protesters who reacted over the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico’s southern state of Guerrero on Tuesday, days before the tradegy’s one-year anniversary .

Students and relatives of the missing students were heading to central state of Guerrero in order to protest in a dozen of buses.

Protesters were prevented by police officers blocking highway.

Police had to use tear gas in return for molotov coctails thrown by the demonstrators.

Parents of the students tried to reason with the police officers but they refused to let them through. Consequently, 200 masked students set a truck on the road ablaze.

Firemen put out the fire after a truck was torched by protesters during clash with police

Relatives and friends of the 43 students who vanished last year in the city of Iguala attacked the Guerrero Attorney General’s Office on Monday to protest the insufficient investigation about the case.

Forty-three student from the Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College were kidnapped on the night of Sept. 26, 2014 by the police in the city of Iguala, in Guerrero. The police then handed over the students to United Warriors, a local gang.

A high-level federal Attorney General's Office representative said that the bodies of the 43 missing students in southern Mexico nearly a year ago were burned at garbage dump in Cocula, but he added that it was uncertain if the remains of all the victims were cremated at the site.

"We are sure that a large number of students were burned there, without being able to confirm that it was all 43, it was a large number of them" Criminal Investigations Agency director Tomas Zeron said.  

new independent report prepared by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is released on September 7, 2015, states that the 43 lost Mexican students have not been incinerated as claimed by the governmental investigation.

TRTWorld and agencies