A Year Has Passed Since the Ayotzinapa 43 Went Missing, and These People Are Still Marching the Streets of Mexico

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It’s been a year since 43 college students were kidnapped in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, and Mexicans are still looking for answers from their government. All the Mexican government has been able to offer the grieving families and friends are denials about their involvement in the tragedy. One year later, people continue to march in the streets, demanding more from their government.

Thousands took to the street on the one-year anniversary of the Ayotzinapa 43 kidnapping demanding answers and action.

Menciones #mexicourbano. Fotografía por @feerguz7: A un año de #ayotzinapa “Día de la indignación” // CDMX

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Grieving parents held portraits of their missing children.

READ: Parents of 43 Missing Students Rally in the U.S.

Mexican youths are pleading with the government for justice.

A year later, an entire country remains in mourning.

Un año #Ayotzinapa #GDL

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Mexicans have united in the cause to bring the 43 students back home.

Their sorrow has become a daily, visible scar they have to carry.

Fountains throughout the country have been turned red to symbolize the blood of the missing.

https://instagram.com/p/8LrCJRn0Tr/

Sangre sacrifical

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Some artists have remixed “missing student” posters with photos of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s wife and children.

https://instagram.com/p/8StJTwt30r/

The posters ask: “If I was taken alive would you want me back alive?” Many Mexicans are outraged at what they believe is the mishandling of the case and the indifference shown by President Enrique Peña Nieto.

College students throughout Mexico are outraged at the injustice.

READ: Mass Graves Discovered in Mexico, Families of 43 Ayotzinapa Students Want Answers

Mexican nationals feel betrayed by their government’s indifference.

Too many, the president’s attitude to the missing 43 is like a stab in the back.

Some people have erected memorials for the students.

A Un Año Faltan #⃣4⃣3⃣ #ayotzinapa ??

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Empty school desks sit as a troubling reminder that these students may never come home again.

En la Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia #Ayotzinapa.

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Protestors are asking for the government officials to consider their loved ones missing.

#Repost @eltropicu ・・・ ?????????????????????????????? "¿Y si hubieran sido tus hijos…?" #43 #Ayotzinapa

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And at the end, all the people want is justice for Mexico and for Ayotzinapa.

Hasta la madre dice basta #Ayotzinapa

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