- Title: Incidents of vandalism mark 5th anniversary of disappearance of Mexico students
- Date: 27th September 2019
- Summary: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (SEPTEMBER 26, 2019) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS SMASHING WINDOWS OF BUSINESS MAN SPRAYING FOAM ON CAMERA LENS PROTESTERS SMASHING WINDOWS PROTESTERS TORCHING PRODUCTS AT BUSINESS RIOT POLICEMEN STANDING BY PROTESTERS AND RIOT POLICEMEN IN STREET RIOT POLICEMEN FIRING TEAR GAS PROTESTER SMASHING WINDOW AT BUILDING PROTESTERS VANDALIZING RESTAURANT, SMASHING TELEVISION SCREEN VARIOUS OF PEOPLE MARCHING IN STREET WOMAN MARCHING WITH A BANNER VARIOUS OF PEOPLE MARCHING IN STREET (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) FELIPE DE LA CRUZ, FATHER OF ONE OF THE MISSING STUDENTS, SAYING: "The situation of the parents is painful, exhausting, distressing but strengthened by all the support we receive from the population, civil society and the new government because we are sure that we will know the truth and the criminals will pay." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE MARCHING IN STREET WITH PHOTOS OF MISSING STUDENTS
- Embargoed: 11th October 2019 02:53
- Keywords: case 43 missing student teachers vandalism Mexico City
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001AYAR3GN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: In a sign of continuing outrage over the case of 43 missing student teachers, scattered incidents of vandalism broke out in Mexico City on Thursday (September 26).
The incidents came as thousands of people marched towards the capital's vast main square, to mark the anniversary of their disappearance.
Mexican officials have begun scouring new sites for the remains of the student teachers who disappeared five years ago, after authorities said they would start the investigation from scratch, having discarded the results of a previous one.
The abduction and apparent massacre of the youths, widely believed to have been committed by corrupt police working with a violent drug gang on the night of Sept. 26, 2014, drew international outrage and condemnation of the administration of former President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Pressure has been growing on Pena Nieto's successor, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, to fulfill his promises to uncover what really happened in a case that many Mexicans link to federal authorities.
One place being searched is a garbage dump in Tepecoacuilco, a few miles from the southwestern city of Iguala in Guerrero state where the student teachers were abducted.
Mexico's undersecretary for human rights, Alejandro Encinas, spoke of the site in comments to reporters at a regular news conference on Thursday flanked by Lopez Obrador.
The lack of progress was brought into focus earlier this month when a judge ordered the release of Gildardo Lopez Astudillo, a gang leader blamed for ordering the killing of the students.
(Production: Alberto Fajardo, Carlos Carrillo)
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