World News #2 – 43 Missing Students I
“The students went missing on September 26 after trying to collect money to attend upcoming protests against discriminatory hiring practices for teachers, according to the Guardian. The students were in Iguala, a town about two and a half hours inland from Acapulco. After fundraising and protesting in Iguala, the students apparently tried to hitchhike back to their rural teacher’s college in Tixtla, about two hours south of Iguala, but police say the students eventually commandeered three buses from a local terminal.
According to the Guardian, (and an eye witness), local police chased the buses down and apparently opened fire. The buses stopped, the unarmed students got out, and the attacks got worse. Many of the students apparently fled, but roughly 20 of them were taken away in patrol cars. Later, some of the students returned to the scene and were talking to reporters when they were assaulted again by police or other gunmen. Two students reportedly died, and one was left in a vegetative state. “The body of a third student was found dumped nearby later, his face reportedly skinned and his eye gouged out,” the Guardian reported.”
– Mother Jones, 43 Mexican College Students Disappeared Weeks Ago. What Happened to Them?
“It’s been more than three weeks since 43 Mexican college students mysteriously disappeared after their bus was raided by police. Ever since, their parents and supporters have been marching in the streets and demanding answers amid reports that the students may have been killed by officers after an altercation in the Mexican countryside on September 26.
So, where are they? Nobody knows, but the twisted tale is bizarre — with reports of mass graves, execution-style killings and alleged police collusion with drug cartels. And it’s all the more terrifying in a country that has seen more than its fair share of drug gang-fueled violence over the past decade.”
– MTV News, 43 College Students Went Missing In Mexico Last Month And Nobody Can Find Them .
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