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26 Sep 2018 | 07:52 AM UTC

Mexico: March for Guerrero students in Mexico City September 26

Mexico News Alert

A commemoration march marking the fourth anniversary of this disappearance of 43 students from Guerrero is planned for Mexico City on September 26

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/26/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/26/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Mexico City

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Event

A commemoration march for 43 missing students is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 26, in Mexico City. The event marks the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of students from a protest in Guerrero state. Demonstrators will gather at Mexico City's Ángel de la Independencía at 16:00 (local time) and march down the Paseo de la Reforma to the Zócalo (a.k.a. Plaza de la Constitución). Transportation disruptions in the vicinity of the demonstration are expected.

Context

In 2014, 43 students disappeared while holding a protest in Iguala, Guerrero. The students are believed to have been kidnapped and presumably killed by corrupt local officials working in conjunction with the crime syndicate Guerreros Unidos. The incident became a symbol of the state of violence in Mexico, connections between organized crime and local government, and the ineffective response of the federal government to rising crime.

Advice

Individuals in Mexico City are advised to avoid public gatherings as a precaution and anticipate transportation disruptions in the vicinity of the demonstration.

 

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