Protesters block Acapulco highway over 43 missing

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CHILPACINGO, Mexico: Protesters fuming over the presumed slaughter of 43 students blocked the highway linking Mexico City and Acapulco on Wednesday to mark two months since the disappearance rocking the government.

Some 2,000 people, including parents of the missing young men and fellow students from their Ayotzinapa teacher-training college, took part in the latest protest over the case.

The rally occurred in Chilpancingo, the capital of the southern state of Guerrero, which has been the scene of violent protests since the students vanished in the nearby city of Iguala on September 26.

Authorities say Iguala police attacked busloads of students and delivered 43 of them to the Guerreros Unidos drug gang, whose members confessed to killing the young men.


But parents of the missing refuse to believe they are dead and demand that the authorities bring them home alive.

Some 2,000 federal police officers were deployed in Chilpancingo.

AFP

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