March marks nine months of Ayotzinapa case

Relatives, dissident teachers and civil organizations mark another month after the forced disappearance of the student teachers in Iguala.
'They were taken alive,' reads one of the banners displayer during the march. (Photo: Dassaev Téllez / EL UNIVERSAL)
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Nine months after the enforced disappearance of 43 teachers in training in Ayotzinapa, social organizations have joined them in their demand of the return of the missing youngsters, taking to the streets to call for justice.

Some relatives of the 16 "political prisoners" of the Regional Coordination of Community Authorities (CRAC) in Guerrero, as well as relatives of four professionals missing since last Friday in Xolapa, Acapulco, departed from the offices of the State Coordination of Education Workers of Guerrero (CETEG), calling for an effective search by the police, while the dissident teachers accompanied them, chanting in rejection to the educational reform.

The contingents are using banners with complaints against the "the high military harassment" and the educational reform.

Also, they are chanting slogans like "it was the State," claiming that the authorities are involved in the disappearance of the students.

The protesters plan to arrive at the Parador del Marques, on the south exit of Chilpancingo to Acapulco, where they will hold a cultural event and present a political statement, marking nine months of activities.

In Mexico City, the parents of the 43 missing students, along with social organizations, gathered in Angel of Independence monument and are heading to the Zócalo. 

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